Carmel Hai-Bar Nature Reserve

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Carmel Hai-Bar Nature Reserve
Location Carmel mountains, Northwestern Israel
Coordinates 32°45′11″N 35°00′47″E / 32.753°N 35.013°E / 32.753; 35.013Coordinates: 32°45′11″N 35°00′47″E / 32.753°N 35.013°E / 32.753; 35.013
Land area 1,500 acres (610 ha)[1]
Website Preserve Website

The Carmel Hai-Bar Nature Reserve is a 1,500-acre (610 ha) breeding and reacclimation 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:


  1. ^ "Hai Bar Carmel". Israel Nature and Parks Authority. Archived from the original on 28 September 2011. Retrieved 24 September 2011. 

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