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  • TCNR

    The institution

    MANAGEMENT STRUCTURE ORGANIZATIONS Several institutions form an integral part in the management of TCNR, each institution has different roles and levels of responsibility. The involved institutions and their level of involvement are stated below. The Organizations that are mainly responsible for the direct management of the site, including the preparation and the approval of the management plan are: Ministry of…

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  • TCNR

    TCNR in brief

    Tyre Coast Nature Reserve is one of the two declared Marine Reserves in Lebanon. TCNR is recognized as the most beautiful and largest last remaining sandy beach in Lebanon with great attraction to nesting marine turtles and hosting a mosaic of coastal habitats within a diversity of ecosystems comprising a wide variety of flora and fauna species that are playing…

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    Wetlands

    As defined by the Ramsar Convention wetlands include a wide variety of habitats: Marshes, peatlands, floodplains, rivers and lakes, coastal areas, coral reefs and karst. Wetlands are transitional zones between dry and wet regions. Wetlands are among the most productive ecosystems in the world, comparable to rain forests and coral reefs. There are many different types of wetlands but biologically…

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    Potentail value

      The presence of diverse habitats in TCNR and multiple users dictates the high potential value of the site. The site acts as part of the income and revenues through: – Selling of certified organic farming – Ecotourism such as Bed & Breakfast – Job source such as guides, rangers, eco-guides, and small businesses Moreover, the tourism zone functions as…

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    Biodiversity

    ECOLOGICAL CHARACTERISTICS Ecosystem and habitats   National context: Last remaining sand dunes in Lebanon The only protected sand dunes in Lebanon   International context: Important nesting site for globally threatened sea turtles (IUCN Red List) Beach of high width and important sand dunes diversity (Riddiford, N. pers. comm., 2003) Wetland of international significance, designated as a Ramsar site number 980…

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    Visitor Center

    TCNR Visitor Center is open all year round from Monday to Friday from 08:00 to 15:30. Brochures and trail maps are distributed here. Address: TCNR Visitor Center, Tyre Coast Nature Reserve – Avenue President Nabih Beri, behind Tyre Rest House Hotel – Tyre – Lebanon   HOURS OF OPERATION The Tyre Coast Nature Reserve is open all year round. Visitors…

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    Rescuing

    Rescuing Conservation measures for sea turtles: – Protection of nests on the beach during the nesting season – Tracking by satellites to discover migration routes – Rescuing injured turtles – Revealing causes of death Did you see a stranded or injured sea turtle? Please call the Sea Turtles Rescue Center in TCNR 00961 3 865 231 00961 3 199 463…

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  • Activities

    Visit Map

    Visit Map    

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  • Activities

    Snorkeling trail

    Tyre underwater archeological and natural snorkeling trail Marine activities in Tyre Coast Nature Reserve Tyre’s underwater natural and heritage snorkeling trails Price: 15,000 – 25,000 Available at the Jamal Area including gears and guide Description: Tyre snorkeling trail is conceived both as a new innovative eco-tourism product and as educational tools to raise awareness to the value and vulnerability of…

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    Sea turtles

    Sea Turtles Two species of sea turtles nesting in the Mediterranean have been recorded in Lebanon, namely, Green and Loggerhead sea turtles. Tyre Coast Nature Reserve is an important nesting site for these species that come to lay eggs from May to July while hatching occurs in early August to October from each season.   Sea turtles species: Chelonia mydas,…

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