Natural Site and Monument

Natural Sites and Monuments correspond to an area containing one or more natural features of exceptional importance which deserve protection because of their rarity representativeness or beauty. Those Nature sites under the protection of MoE are established by MoE decisions or decrees based on MoE proposals on the basis of the law of protection of natural sites (08/07/1939)

The table below shows the Nature Sites under the protection of MoE:

 

Source: the 5th National Report (5NR) To the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) 

#

Decision/Decree number

Date

Description

Location

1

Decision 15

1995

Prevent any action or making any changes in the vicinity of Faqra Natural Bridge in the district of Kesrouan

Kesrouan

2

Decision 151

1997

Kadisha Valley

Bcharre

3

Decision  34

1997

Ibrahim River to sea outfall

Jbail

4

Decision  22

1998

Al Jawz River to sea outfall

Batroun

5

Decision  29

1998

Al Damour River to sea outfall

Shouf

6

Decision  97

1998

Al Kalb River to sea outfall

Kesrouan

7

Decision  130

1998

Beirut River to sea outfall

Beirut and Mount Lebanon

8

Decision  131

1998

Al Awali River to sea outfall

Saida

9

Decision  132

1998

Forests between Ain El Hour- Daraya- Debiyé- Bérjin; Sheikh Osman Forest; Deir al Mokhalis surrounding; Ain w Zein Hospital surrounding; Dalboun forest; Al Mal valley; Kafra wells; Ainbal valley sites

Shouf

10

Decision  187

1998

Al Makmel Mountain

North Lebanon

11

Decision  188

1998

Arka River to sea outfall

Akkar

12

Decision  189

1998

Al Assi River to sea outfall

Hermel

13

Decision  19

2002

Al Kammoua Area

Akkar

14

Decision  21

2002

Al Qaraqeer Valley

Zgharta

15

Decision  22

2002

Dalhoun Forest

Shouf

16

Decision 8

2004

Baatara Sinkhole

Tannourine

17

Decree 7494

2012

Jabal Moussa

Kesrouan

18

Decree 11949

2014

Kassarat Grotto

Metn

19

Decree 2878

2016

Ehmej

Jbail

 

 

 

 

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Figure 1: Faqra Natural Bridge Source: https://www.ymca-leb.org.lb

 

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Figure 2: Kadicha Valley Source: https://website.bcharri.net/

 

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Figure 3: Ibrahim River Source:https://arabicpages.com.au/

 

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Figure 4: Al Jawz river  Source: https://gramho.com/media/2336186276008369555