• The Largest Nature Reserve in Lebanon

     

  • Ammiq Wetland

     

  • The Niha Fort Landmark

     

  • Adopt a Cedar Tree

     

  • A Wide Biodiversity

Cedars of Lebanon 

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

Villages

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

Accommodation

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,

DONORS & PARTNERS

USAID
EUROPEAN UNION
ENPI
MAB
Ministero Esteri
Italian Agency
giz
Federal Republic Of Germany
FFEM
afd
SDC
MAVA Foundation
cepf
MEDFORVAL
UNESCO
IUCN
World Bank
WWF
envfund
Heland
United Nations Development Programme
MOE
Federparchi
MEA
Ministry of Tourism
Ministry for Foreign Affairs
Government of Canada
Embassy of Japan In Lebanon
Global Environment Facility

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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.
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