The 178th Party: Lebanon

The CITES Secretariat is pleased to welcome the Lebanese Republic as the 178th Party to CITES.

Lebanon is located in the East Mediterranean. It is bordered by Syria to the north and east and Israel to the south. Lebanon is home to a wide variety of fauna and flora, including over 100 CITES-listed species, such as the common jackal, common wolf, red fox, common otter, jungle cat, wild cat, dalmatian pelican, black stork, greater flamingo, Eurasian spoonbill and various species of birds of prey (eagles, falcons, hawks and owls). CITES trade with Lebanon consists mainly of live plants, live birds, live tortoises, raw corals, reptile skins and leather products.

The Convention will enter into force for Lebanon on 26 May 2013.

Map of Lebanon