Protected Areas

Horsh Ehden Nature Reserve

Horsh Ehden Nature Reserve is located located about three kilometers northwest of the center of Ehden village. Visitors coming to Horsh Ehden Reserve enjoy hiking, climbing and biking.

The reserve is known for its marvelous cedar and pine trees and home for many birds, reptiles, and mammals. The cedar trees are accompanies by a mix of juniper, fir, and the country’s last protected community of wild apple trees. In addition to a variety of rare and endemic plant species that flourish in it such as wild orchids, brightly colored salamanders, mushrooms. The reserve is also a habitat for gray wolf, a wildcat, a Golden Jackal. Visitors are lucky to spot the endangered eastern imperial eagle or Bonelli’s eagle.

Most popular species:

EASTERN IMPERIAL EAGLE (Hieraaetus fasciatus)
EGYPTIAN VULTURE (Neophron perenopetrus)
COMMON WOOD-PIGEON (Columba polumbus)
BLUE TIT (Parus caeruleus)

LEBANON VIPER (Montivipera bornmuelleri)
GREEN WHIP SNAKE (Hierophis viridiflavus)
BRIDLED MABUYA (Trachylepis vittata)
DESERT BLACK SNAKE (Walterinnesia aegyptia)
COMMON TOAD (Bufo bufo).

CAUCASIAN SQUIRREL (Sciurus anomalus)
STRIPED HYENA (Hyaena hyanena)
ROE DEER (Capreolus capreolus)

LEBANON CEDAR (Cedrus libani var. libanii)
CILICIAM FIR (Abies cilicica)
GREEK JUNIPER (Juniperus excelsa)
LEBANESE WILD APPLE (Malus trilobata)

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