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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.Make Jabal Moussa Biosphere Reserve a centerpiece of your Keserwan District vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Keserwan District travel planning website.
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.
Jabal Moussa Biosphere Reserve reviews
I was looking for our first hike with my 6 year old daughter. The very nice Elsy who answered my call advised to go for the Chouwan entrance for an easy hike. The road trip to reach the reserve was...
I was looking for our first hike with my 6 year old daughter. The very nice Elsy who answered my call advised to go for the Chouwan entrance for an easy hike. The road trip to reach the reserve was... more »
We did the Chouwan lake (trail number 12) in October, perfect weather; neither too cold nor too hot. It’s a more or less one hour hike to the lake and once we got there the scenery was breathtaking...
We did the Chouwan lake (trail number 12) in October, perfect weather; neither too cold nor too hot. It’s a more or less one hour hike to the lake and once we got there the scenery was breathtaking... more »
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