GH013
Jema-Asemkrom Forest Reserve


IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2001 because it was regularly supporting significant populations of the species listed below, meeting ('triggering') IBA criteria.

Populations meeting IBA criteria ('trigger species'):
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) Population estimate at site IBA criteria met
Blue-headed Wood-dove Turtur brehmeri LC resident 2000 present A3
Black-throated Coucal Centropus leucogaster 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
Yellow-billed Turaco Tauraco macrorhynchus LC resident 2000 present A3
Western Long-tailed Hornbill Horizocerus albocristatus LC resident 2000 present A3
Dwarf Hornbill Lophoceros camurus 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-casqued Hornbill Ceratogymna atrata LC resident 2000 present A3
Western Piping Hornbill Bycanistes fistulator LC resident 2000 present A3
Forest Scimitarbill Rhinopomastus castaneiceps LC resident 2000 present A3
Blue-throated Roller Eurystomus 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
Speckled Tinkerbird Pogoniulus scolopaceus 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
Melancholy Woodpecker Dendropicos lugubris LC resident 2000 present A3
Fire-bellied Woodpecker Dendropicos pyrrhogaster 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
Blue Cuckooshrike Cyanograucalus azureus LC resident 2000 present A3
Red-billed Helmetshrike Prionops caniceps LC resident 2000 present A3
West African Wattle-eye Dyaphorophyia hormophora LC resident 2000 present A3
Sabine's Puffback Dryoscopus sabini LC resident 2000 present A3
Shining Drongo Dicrurus atripennis 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
Grey Longbill Macrosphenus concolor 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
Golden Greenbul Calyptocichla serinus 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
Spotted Greenbul Ixonotus guttatus LC resident 2000 present A3
Swamp Palm Bulbul Thescelocichla leucopleura 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
Ansorge's Greenbul Eurillas ansorgei 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
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
Little Grey Flycatcher Muscicapa epulata LC resident 2000 present A3
Orange-breasted Forest-robin Stiphrornis erythrothorax LC resident 2000 present A3
Fraser's Sunbird Deleornis fraseri LC resident 2000 present A3
Blue-throated Brown Sunbird Cyanomitra cyanolaema LC resident 2000 present A3
Blue-billed Malimbe Malimbus nitens LC resident 2000 present A3

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2001).


IBA Conservation

IBA conservation assessment
Year of assessment (most recent) State (condition) Pressure (threat) Response (action)
2021 not assessed medium low
Was the whole site assessed? State assessed by Accuracy of information
yes unset good

State (condition of the trigger species' habitats)
Habitat Habitat detail Reference area (ha) Actual area (ha) Habitat quantity (% remaining) Habitat quality (carrying capacity) Result
Forest 0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) favourable

Pressure (threats to the trigger species and/or their habitats)
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 some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Biological resource use logging & wood harvesting - intentional use: subsistence/small scale happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low

Response (conservation actions taken for the trigger species and/or their habitats)
Protected-area designation Management planning Other conservation action Result
Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation Not assessed Not assessed low
For more information about IBA conservation status, please click here

IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Jema Asemkrom Forest Reserve 6,605 is identical to site 6,600

Habitats

Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Artificial/Terrestrial -
Unknown -
Forest -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
forestry -
water management -
other -


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Jema-Asemkrom Forest Reserve. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/jema-asemkrom-forest-reserve-iba-ghana on 04/03/2024.