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Shouf Biosphere Reserve

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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 trees 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 snowshoeing 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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Barouk +
Chouf District, Mount Lebanon Governorate
Chouf Region
Chouf Region
Part of
Sommet montagneux , Natural Site
Characteristics and classifications
Category Local Products (1) +
Nature Fauna Birds (15) +
Barn Swallow
Black Kite
Chukar Partridge
Common Redstart
Eurasian Golden Oriole
Eurasian Hobby Falcon
Eurasian Hoopoe
Eurasian Jay
European Bee-eater
European Greenfinch
European Honey Buzzard
Great White Pelican
Syrian Serin
Western Black Redstart
Western White Stork
Nature Fauna Mammal (12) +
Common red fox
Greater Mouse-eared bat
Jungle cat
Rock Hyrax
Striped hyaena
Wild boar
Nature Fauna Reptiles & Amphibians (7) +
Fire Salamander
Nature Flora Trees and Shrubs (15) +
Bear plum
Brant’s oak
Cedrus libani
Common azarole
Cyprus oak
Fan–leaved service tree
Grecian juniper
Judas Tree
Kermes oak
Korshinsky’s almond
One-styled hawthorn
Oriental strawberry-tree
Syrian pear
Tanner’s sumach
Taurus maple
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