Shouf Biosphere Reserve

902497 WDPA ID
298.0 km² Reported Area

Type Terrestrial and Inland Waters Protected Areas

Location Lebanon


  • Original Name Shouf Biosphere Reserve
  • English Designation UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve
  • IUCN Management Category Not Applicable
  • Status Designated
  • Type of Designation International
  • Status Year 2005
  • Sublocation LB-BI
  • Governance Type Collaborative governance
  • Management Authority The Shouf Biosphere Reserve (SBR) includes the Shouf Cedars Nature Reserve, Ammiq wetlands and the 22 surrounding villages, the same committee (APAC) managing the Shouf Cedars Nature Reserve, is the management authority of the SBR.
  • Management Plan Existing
  • International Criteria Not Applicable

Management Effectiveness Evaluations

  • GOBI Survey 2006
  • BREMi Framework 2013


Sources (1)

  1. Protected Areas of Lebanon Updated: 2021 Department of Ecosystems, Ministry of Environment

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UNEP-WCMC (2022). Protected Area Profile for Shouf Biosphere Reserve from the World Database on Protected Areas, December 2022. Available at: