Status and description of the MedWetCoast Site in Lebanon
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Ammiq is a private estate that comprises a swamp surrounded by agricultural land. It does not have yet legal protection as a nature reserve. The surface area of the fresh water marshes is around 300 ha. Aamiq is the only remaining wetland ecosystem in Lebanon. It is located in the Bekaa valley center of Lebanon. The wetland and the surrounding estate lie on one of the most important bird migratory routes on the east of the Mediterranean.
Tyre Coast Nature Reserve
Status Tyre Coastal Nature Reserve is a coastal zone located near the historical city of Tyre south of Lebanon. TCNR has been declared a nature reserve by law 708/98. The surface area is 400 ha. It comprises a sandy beach; fresh water springs and agriculture lands. The water from the springs flows out to the sea thus creating a mixed fresh water/salt water environment. TCNR is an important nesting site for the sea turtle Mauremys caspica.
Sites Protection through management planning
Ensure legal protection status of
Establish participatory management structures at local level.
Divert threats away from sensitive areas.
Regulation enforcement and wardening at sites level.
Establish pilot operations with local people.
Ensure compatibility with biodiversity conservation.