GH002
Atewa Range Forest Reserve


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2001

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Ahanta Francolin Pternistis ahantensis LC resident 2000 present A3
Forest Francolin Peliperdix lathami LC resident 2000 present A3
Afep Pigeon Columba unicincta LC resident 2000 present A3
Blue-headed Wood-dove Turtur brehmeri LC resident 2000 present A3
Black-throated Coucal Centropus leucogaster LC resident 2000 present A3
Olive Long-tailed Cuckoo Cercococcyx olivinus LC resident 2000 present A3
Dusky Long-tailed Cuckoo Cercococcyx mechowi LC resident 2000 present A3
White-spotted Flufftail Sarothrura pulchra LC resident 2000 present A3
Nkulengu Rail Himantornis haematopus LC resident 2000 present A3
Green Turaco Tauraco persa LC resident 2000 present A3
Yellow-billed Turaco Tauraco macrorhynchus LC resident 2000 present A3
Western Long-tailed Hornbill Horizocerus albocristatus LC resident 2000 present A3
Eastern Little Hornbill Horizocerus granti LC resident 2000 present A3
West African Pied Hornbill Lophoceros semifasciatus LC resident 2000 present A3
Black Bee-eater Merops gularis LC resident 2000 present A3
White-bellied Kingfisher Corythornis leucogaster LC resident 2000 present A3
Chocolate-backed Kingfisher Halcyon badia LC resident 2000 present A3
Western Yellow-billed Barbet Trachylaemus goffinii LC resident 2000 present A3
Naked-faced Barbet Gymnobucco calvus LC resident 2000 present A3
Bristle-nosed Barbet Gymnobucco peli LC resident 2000 present A3
Red-rumped Tinkerbird Pogoniulus atroflavus LC resident 2000 present A3
Yellow-throated Tinkerbird Pogoniulus subsulphureus LC resident 2000 present A3
Hairy-breasted Barbet Tricholaema hirsuta LC resident 2000 present A3
Willcocks's Honeyguide Indicator willcocksi LC resident 2000 present A3
Spotted Honeyguide Indicator maculatus LC resident 2000 present A3
Brown-eared Woodpecker Pardipicus caroli LC resident 2000 present A3
Grey Parrot Psittacus erithacus EN resident 2000 present A3
Rufous-sided Broadbill Smithornis rufolateralis LC resident 2000 present A3
Western Black-headed Oriole Oriolus brachyrynchus LC resident 2000 present A3
Red-cheeked Wattle-eye Dyaphorophyia blissetti LC resident 2000 present A3
West African Wattle-eye Dyaphorophyia hormophora LC resident 2000 present A3
Fiery-breasted Bush-shrike Malaconotus cruentus LC resident 2000 present A3
Sabine's Puffback Dryoscopus sabini LC resident 2000 present A3
Western Crested-flycatcher Trochocercus nitens LC resident 2000 present A3
Red-bellied Paradise-flycatcher Terpsiphone rufiventer LC resident 2000 present A3
Dusky Crested-flycatcher Elminia nigromitrata LC resident 2000 present A3
Western Nicator Nicator chloris LC resident 2000 present A3
Green Crombec Sylvietta virens LC resident 2000 present A3
Kemp's Longbill Macrosphenus kempi LC resident 2000 present A3
Grey Longbill Macrosphenus concolor LC resident 2000 present A3
Rufous-crowned Eremomela Eremomela badiceps LC resident 2000 present A3
Black-capped Apalis Apalis nigriceps LC resident 2000 present A3
Sharpe's Apalis Apalis sharpii NT resident 2000 present A2, A3
Yellow-browed Camaroptera Camaroptera superciliaris LC resident 2000 present A3
White-bibbed Swallow Hirundo nigrita LC resident 2000 present A3
Red-tailed Bristlebill Bleda syndactylus LC resident 2000 present A3
Green-tailed Bristlebill Bleda eximius NT resident 1999 present A1, A2, A3
Grey-headed Bristlebill Bleda canicapillus LC resident 2000 present A3
Honeyguide Greenbul Baeopogon indicator LC resident 2000 present A3
Simple Greenbul Chlorocichla simplex LC resident 2000 present A3
Grey Greenbul Eurillas gracilis LC resident 2000 present A3
Plain Greenbul Eurillas curvirostris LC resident 2000 present A3
Western Bearded Greenbul Criniger barbatus LC resident 2000 present A3
Red-tailed Greenbul Criniger calurus LC resident 2000 present A3
Yellow-bearded Greenbul Criniger olivaceus VU resident 2000 present A1, A2, A3
White-throated Greenbul Phyllastrephus albigularis LC resident 2000 present A3
Icterine Greenbul Phyllastrephus icterinus LC resident 2000 present A3
Green Hylia Hylia prasina LC resident 2000 present A3
Brown Illadopsis Illadopsis fulvescens LC resident 2000 present A3
Black-capped Illadopsis Illadopsis cleaveri LC resident 2000 present A3
Rufous-winged Illadopsis Illadopsis rufescens NT resident 2000 present A1, A2, A3
Copper-tailed Starling Hylopsar cupreocauda NT resident 2000 present A1, A2, A3
White-tailed Ant-thrush Neocossyphus poensis LC resident 2000 present A3
Finsch's Flycatcher-thrush Stizorhina finschi LC resident 2000 present A3
White-tailed Alethe Alethe diademata LC resident 2000 present A3
Cassin's Flycatcher Muscicapa cassini LC resident 2000 present A3
Grey-throated Tit-flycatcher Fraseria griseigularis LC resident 2000 present A3
Orange-breasted Forest-robin Stiphrornis erythrothorax LC resident 2000 present A3
Buff-throated Sunbird Chalcomitra adelberti LC resident 2000 present A3
Superb Sunbird Cinnyris superbus LC resident 2000 present A3
Red-vented Malimbe Malimbus scutatus LC resident 2000 present A3
Blue-billed Malimbe Malimbus nitens LC resident 2000 present A3
Red-headed Malimbe Malimbus rubricollis LC resident 2000 present A3
Crested Malimbe Malimbus malimbicus LC resident 2000 present A3
Western Bluebill Spermophaga haematina LC resident 2000 present A3
White-breasted Nigrita Nigrita fusconotus LC resident 2000 present A3
Chestnut-breasted Nigrita Nigrita bicolor LC resident 2000 present A3

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

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IBA Monitoring

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2022 very high very unfavourable low
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by Habitat
Accuracy of information good

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Biological resource use hunting & collecting terrestrial animals - unintentional effects (species is not the target) happening now whole area/population (>90%) very rapid to severe deterioration very high
Biological resource use logging & wood harvesting - intentional use: subsistence/small scale happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) moderate to rapid deterioration low
Energy production and mining mining and quarrying happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Human intrusions and disturbance recreational activities happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Residential and commercial development commercial and industrial development likely in short term (within 4 years) majority/most of area/population (50-90%) very rapid to severe deterioration high

Condition of habitat (state)
Habitat Habitat Detail Reference Area (ha) Actual Area (ha) % of habitat remaining % of carrying capacity (overall) Result
Artificial/Terrestrial 0 0 moderate (70-90%) poor (40-69%) very unfavourable
Forest 0 0 moderate (70-90%) moderate (70-90%) unfavourable

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Most of site (50-90%) covered (including the most critical parts for important bird species) A management plan exists but it is out of date or not comprehensive Some limited conservation initiatives are in place low
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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Atewa Range Forest Reserve 23,232 is identical to site 23,200

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Artificial/Terrestrial -
Unknown -
Forest -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
forestry -
water management -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Atewa Range Forest Reserve. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 01/02/2023.