Bura River Forest Reserve is located near Dunkwa town in the Wassa-Amenfi District and is connected to two smaller reserves, the Angoben and Totua Shelterbelts. The reserve includes several steep-sided hills, some exceeding 275 m and numerous streams, including the Bura river, flow through the reserve to drain into the Tano and Ankobra rivers. Large parts of the reserve, particularly the north, remain untouched although southern parts are heavily disturbed and there are a few farms. Mean annual rainfall is c.1,626 mm.
See Box and Tables 2 and 3 for key species.
Non-bird biodiversity: None known to BirdLife International.
Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
The site was designated a Forest Reserve under local bye-laws in 1931 and by the Forest Ordinance in 1939. Exploitation of forest produce for local use is permitted. Heavy logging was carried out in about 30 compartments in 1975–1976, and salvage logging occurred in one compartment in 1992.
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Bura River Forest Reserve. Downloaded from
http://www.birdlife.org on 14/12/2019.