Jabal Moussa Biosphere Reserve, Keserwan District

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Nature / Park · Wildlife Area
Jabal Moussa Biosphere Reserve is a nature reserve located in the Keserwan District of Lebanon, on the shoulders of the western slopes of Mount Lebanon overlooking the Mediterranean Sea to the West. It covers an area of 6500 hectares, at an altitude ranging between 350 meters in the North-West and 1,700 meters to the South-East. Its main villages are: Yahchouch, Qehmez, Jouret el-Termos, Nahr ed Dahab, Ghbaleh, Ebreh, and Chouwan. Jabal Moussa and surrounding villages became part of the UNESCO Network of Biosphere Reserves under the Man and Biosphere (MAB) program in 2009. As part of the MAB program, JMBR addresses human livelihood improvement and nature conservation through combining natural sciences with social sciences, economics and education.

The Jabal Moussa mountain presents an exceptionally rich biodiversity, with more than 724 flora species, 25 mammal species, and more than 137 migratory and soaring birds species. In 2009, Jabal Moussa was designated a Globally Important Bird Area. Equally rich with cultural heritage, it portrays the interdependence of Man and Nature throughout history through various spiritual and historical sites dating back from the Phoenician, Roman, and Ottoman Periods.
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  • A lebanese paradise for all tourists and locals to visit. Beautiful destination for a hike.. all levels possible.. to be admired in all seasons. Take your mind and your body up to another level. So...  more »
  • We are a scout troupe from Scout Du Liban Association (Groupe SacréCoeur Gemmayze). We were 30 people in total, most of us ranging between 12 and 18 years old in age. We fixed a camp on the 11th and....  more »

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