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Jabal Moussa Biosphere Reserve

  • nature reserve
  • hiking

Chouwen, Keserwan district

Jabal Moussa Biosphere Reserve (JMBR) is located in Keserwan District, Lebanon, on the shoulders of the western slopes of the Mount Lebanon chain, 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 Thermos, Nahr ed Dahab, Ghbalhe, Aabri, and Chouwen. 

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.


Opening hours
Monday-Sunday 8am-5pm
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