Carmel Hai-Bar Nature Reserve
|Location||Carmel mountains, Northwestern Israel|
|Land area||1,500 acres (610 ha)|
Carmel Hai-Bar Nature Reserve is a 1,500-acre (610 ha) breeding and acclimation center administered by the Israel Nature Reserves and National Parks Authority, situated in the Carmel mountains in northwestern Israel, within the larger Mount Carmel National Park. The Carmel Hai-Bar is the Mediterranean climate counterpart of the Yotvata Hai-Bar Nature Reserve which operates in the desert.
Endangered and extinct animals (which formerly lived in Israel) are bred here for possible reintroduction to the Mediterranean forest of northern Israel.
Some of the species bred here are:
- Griffon vulture (Gyps fulvus)
- Persian fallow deer (Dama dama mesopotamica)
- Mountain gazelle (Gazella gazella gazella)
- Roe deer (Capreolus capreolus coxi)
- White-tailed eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla)
- Fire salamander (Salamandra infraimmaculata)
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