• The Largest Nature Reserve in Lebanon


  • Ammiq Wetland


  • The Niha Fort Landmark


  • Adopt a Cedar Tree


  • Reintroduction Of The Nubian Ibex

  • A Wide Biodiversity

Welcome to Shouf Biosphere Reserve…

Cedars of Lebanon 

The cedar forests of Lebanon enjoy the unique distinction as the oldest documented forests in history.


The Shouf area is very rich in archaeological and architectural remains that are a witness to the history of these mountains and to the ethnic mix of the inhabitants of Mount Lebanon.

Shouf Biosphere

The largest of Lebanon nature reserves, Al-Shouf Cedar Nature Reserve stretches from Dahr Al-Baidar in the north to Niha Mountain in the south


The Reserve is surrounded with a diverse range of accommodation services. Traditional as well as modern guesthouses & hotels are well equipped to welcome passionate visitors.

Flora and Fauna

The reserve hosts 32 species of wild mammals of which 9 are considered to be rare at the international levels.

Adopt a Cedar tree

The Cedars Forever program was developed to ensure the continuity of the Cedar – a species in danger of extinction. In order to restore Lebanon’s mountains to their original glory, Cedars Forever is setting out to plant trees in Lebanon,


Shouf Biosphere Reserve

The largest of Lebanon nature reserves, Al-Shouf Cedar Nature Reserve stretches from Dahr Al-Baidar in the north to Niha Mountain in the south. blanketed with oak forests on its northeastern slopes and juniper and oak forests on its southeastern slopes the reserve's most famous attractions are its three magnificent cedar forests of Maasser Al-Shouf , Barouk and Ain Zhalta - Bmohary . These Cedar forests account for a quarter of the remaining cedar forest in Lebanon , and some tress are estimated to be 2,000 years old. The size of the reserve makes it a good location for the conservation of medium size mammals such as the wolf and the Lebanese jungle cat, as well as various species of mountain and plants. The Al-Shouf Cedar Nature Reserve is a popular destination for hiking and trekking, with trails matching all levels of fitness. Bird watching, mountain biking and snow shoeing are also popular. From the summit of the rugged mountains, visitors will have a panoramic view of the countryside, eastward to the Beqa'a Valley and Qaraoun Lake, and westward toward the Mediterranean.
Shouf Biosphere Reserve
Shouf Biosphere ReserveSaturday, March 24th, 2018 at 3:50am
هدفت الزيارة الى الحديقة النباتية الملكية في لندن لتطوير مشروع لحماية النباتات البرية المأكولة في محيط المتوسط، سبب اختيار المحمية لكي تكون شريكة في هذا المشروع بالاضافة الى مؤسسة الأبحاث الوطنية في الاْردن لكون ان المحمية عملت في السنوات الخمسة الماضية على تطوير برنامج لإعادة تأهيل النظم الايكولوجية المتوسطية والتي يشمل اعادة تأهيل الاراضي المهملة التي تشكل النباتات المأكولة كالزعتر والعكوب والزعرور والقصعين جزء من النباتات والاشجار التي تزرع في الاراضي الزراعية المهملة.
كما تخلل البرنامج زيارة الى المعشبة التي تضم ٧ ملايين عينة من نباتات العالم اجمع وكذلك بنك البذور الذي يحتوي على بذور ٣٧ الف نبتة. وكذلك تم لقاء القيمين على الحديقة لتحديد نقاط التعاون المستقبلي والتنسيق.

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