LEBANON 7
INSTITUTION NAME AND MAIN ADDRESS
COUNTRY Lebanon
INSTITUTION NAME American University of Beirut”
MAIN ADDRESS American University of Beirut; P.O.Box 11-0236, Riad El-Solh / Beirut 1107 2020 (Lebanon)

Email: herbpost@aub.edu.lb

Web: www.aub.edu.lb

DESCRIPTION
AREA 280 ha (8 LARI stations)
LATITUDE 33, 87 º N
LONGITUDE 35, 51 º E
ALTITUDE 56 m
PRECIPITATION 860
INFORMATION ABOUT THE INSTITUTION
STATUS University
INSTITUTION TYPE Department of Biology, American University of Beirut
DATE FOUNDED 1850
SPECIAL COLLECTIONS No information available
TAXA The Natural History Museum (University of Beirut) contains 15,000 specimens of vertebrates and invertebrates and more than 1,200 species. The Herbarium contains 20,000 specimens of plants, belonging to 177 families and 955 genera
PROGRAMMES
  • Taxonomy programs
  • Research Programs
  • Educational and Training programs
FEATURES AND FACILITIES
  • Laboratory research
  • Museum of Natural History
  • Herbarium
MAIN DEFICIENCIES
  • Botanic garden
  • Arboretum
  • Genebank
OTHER INFORMATION The Natural History Museum and the Herbarium are managed by the Department of Biology, American University of Beirut. Consult appendix
SOURCES CONSULTED Web:

www.lari.gov.lb

www.moe.gov.lb

ww.fao.org

www.aub.edu.lb
Documents:

Lebanon State of the Environment Report. Chapter 10: Biodiversity and Natural Heritage”, 2001

Addendum to the lebanese National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan”, 2005

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