Boin Tano Forest Reserve

Country/territory: Ghana

IBA criteria met: A1, A2, A3 (2001)
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Area: 12,900 ha

Ghana Wildlife Society

Site description (2001 baseline)
Boin-Tano (or Boi-Tano) shares a common boundary with Tano-Nimire Forest Reserve (GH022) and is located in Enchi Forest District. The area is traditionally owned jointly by the Omanhene of Aowin Traditional Council and the Boinso, Omape and Jema stools. The entire reserve was under logging concession prior to its designation as a reserve; logging was last recorded in 1980. The vegetation is mainly wet evergreen forest. Access is difficult because of the many watercourses, with two main rivers, the Tano and the Bisao, running through the reserve and resulting in much swamp habitat. There are a few authorized farms in the reserve.

Key biodiversity
See Box and Tables 2 and 3 for key species. A total of 107 species have been confirmed, including Agelastes meleagrides (a flock of 10 birds sighted in August 1989). Species most frequently recorded include Tauraco macrorhynchus, Tockus fasciatus, Andropadus latirostris, Phyllastrephus icterinus and Nectarinia olivacea.

Non-bird biodiversity: Mammals include Cephalophus sylvicultor (LR/nt), Colobus vellerosus (VU) and Pan troglodytes (EN), with the latter reported to occur in reasonable numbers, but under heavy hunting pressure.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Boin Tano Forest Reserve. Downloaded from on 05/12/2023.