Damongo Scarp Forest Reserve

Country/territory: Ghana

IBA criteria met: A3 (2001)
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Area: 3,937 ha

Ghana Wildlife Society

Site description (2001 baseline)
The reserve is located 1 km east of the Damango township in the north-west of the country, to the south of Mole National Park (GH028). The vegetation is Guinea Savanna woodland with a canopy at about 8 m. Damongo Scarp is a sheer rock-face rising up to about 80 m above the surrounding plain. At the top of the scarp is an undulating plateau, on which the vegetation is dominated by short tussock-grasses and a few trees. Farming activities are common and in some parts the effects of slash and burn cultivation are evident.

Key biodiversity
See Box and Table 3 for key species. A total of 73 species have been recorded at this site.

Non-bird biodiversity: None known to BirdLife International.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Damongo Scarp Forest Reserve. Downloaded from on 28/02/2024.