Shubash Reserve

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  • Habitat: Ceratonia siliqua and pistacia lentiscus forest 

    Ecozone: Easten slopes

    Area handed over: 5,000 dunums

    IUCN criteria: IV -Managed Reserve 

    Land owner: Government

    Governorate: Jenin Governorate

    North Palestine

    Phytogeographical Regions: Mediterranean Sea.

    Annual rainfall: 300-500 mm

    Soil: Brown Rendzina

    Nearby village: Aqaba, Almgaier, Jalqamous, Raba


It is located from the ancient City of Rapa village between Jenin and Tubas, the trail starts towards the north of the village begins towards easy dirt roads to the Shubash Reserve, where its land begins south of the village of Al-Mughir east of Jenin and is surrounded by the lands of the villages of Aqaba, Raba, and Galqamus. The reserve is located on the edge of Goria and most of its land boundaries with the village of Bardala in the northern Jordanian valleys.

At the beginning of the tour to the reserve and at its arrival, you listen to the sound of number of birds such as the Eurasian Siskin, black partridge, long-leg European marshes and Palestinian partridge, that gather the feeling that you are in a world of natural beauty, as the reserve has a biological and botanical value and a variety of terrain between plains, mountains and plateaus.

On the way to the reserve, the visitor’s pathway in east faces many zigzags and turns while keeping the eastern direction 7 km away, overlooking the Jordan Valley to the east, and the environmental trail consists of easy dirt roads, to see a group of wild plants.

Through walking in the reserve, visitors see that the reserve is located on the right and north of the borders of the Shobash Valley and covers an area of 55,530 dunums, and the largest part of its land is located in the lands of Tubas and along the valleys of the eastern slopes of the Mountains of Nablus and Jenin, it was on one occasion a painting of the Forest of Carob and the Palestinian Oak, when the walk to the east is completed, visitor begins to climb, which is difficult for the visitor as they walk roughly 4 km through the hills and lands, which can be classified as falling below sea level, and then walking about 2 km in order  to meet with the western edge of the valley.

Imperial eagle is recorded by specialists for the first time in the reserve grounds, in addition to watching many birds in the reserve and also the presence of some wild animals such as the Palestine Mountain gazelle and Rock Hyrax.

Mohammad Atari     0597853731

Riziq Ghayada         0568640522

Anwar Dawabsha     0584136831