LR003
Lofa-Gola-Mano Complex


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
White-breasted Guineafowl Agelastes meleagrides VU resident 1997 present A1, A2, A3
Forest Francolin Peliperdix lathami LC resident 1997 present A3
Hartlaub's Duck Pteronetta hartlaubii LC resident 1997 present A3
Afep Pigeon Columba unicincta LC resident 1997 present A3
Blue-headed Wood-dove Turtur brehmeri LC resident 1997 present A3
Sabine's Spinetail Rhaphidura sabini LC resident 1997 present A3
Cassin's Spinetail Neafrapus cassini LC resident 1997 present A3
Black-throated Coucal Centropus leucogaster LC resident 1997 present A3
Olive Long-tailed Cuckoo Cercococcyx olivinus LC resident 1997 present A3
Cercococcyx mechowi NR resident 1997 present A3
White-spotted Flufftail Sarothrura pulchra LC resident 1997 present A3
Grey-throated Rail Canirallus oculeus LC resident 1997 present A3
Yellow-billed Turaco Tauraco macrorhynchus LC resident 1997 present A3
Shelley's Eagle-owl Bubo shelleyi VU resident 1997 present A3
Fraser's Eagle-owl Bubo poensis LC resident 1997 present A3
Congo Serpent-eagle Dryotriorchis spectabilis LC resident 1997 present A3
Cassin's Hawk-eagle Aquila africana LC resident 1997 present A3
Red-legged Sparrowhawk Accipiter erythropus LC resident 1997 present A3
Long-tailed Hawk Urotriorchis macrourus LC resident 1997 present A3
Dwarf Hornbill Lophoceros camurus LC resident 1997 present A3
Eastern Little Hornbill Horizocerus granti LC resident 1997 present A3
West African Pied Hornbill Lophoceros semifasciatus LC resident 1997 present A3
Western Long-tailed Hornbill Horizocerus albocristatus LC resident 1997 present A3
Yellow-casqued Hornbill Ceratogymna elata VU resident 1997 present A1, A3
Black-casqued Hornbill Ceratogymna atrata LC resident 1997 present A3
Brown-cheeked Hornbill Bycanistes cylindricus VU resident 1997 present A1, A2, A3
Western Piping Hornbill Bycanistes fistulator LC resident 1997 present A3
Black Bee-eater Merops gularis LC resident 1997 present A3
Blue-moustached Bee-eater Merops mentalis NT resident 1997 present A3
Blue-throated Roller Eurystomus gularis LC resident 1997 present A3
African Dwarf-kingfisher Ispidina lecontei LC resident 1997 present A3
White-bellied Kingfisher Corythornis leucogaster LC resident 1997 present A3
Chocolate-backed Kingfisher Halcyon badia LC resident 1997 present A3
Western Yellow-billed Barbet Trachylaemus goffinii LC resident 1997 present A3
Buccanodon duchaillui NR resident 1997 present A3
Naked-faced Barbet Gymnobucco calvus LC resident 1997 present A3
Speckled Tinkerbird Pogoniulus scolopaceus LC resident 1997 present A3
Red-rumped Tinkerbird Pogoniulus atroflavus LC resident 1997 present A3
Yellow-throated Tinkerbird Pogoniulus subsulphureus LC resident 1997 present A3
Lyre-tailed Honeyguide Melichneutes robustus LC resident 1997 present A3
Buff-spotted Woodpecker Campethera nivosa LC resident 1997 present A3
Brown-eared Woodpecker Campethera caroli LC resident 1997 present A3
Fire-bellied Woodpecker Dendropicos pyrrhogaster LC resident 1997 present A3
Timneh Parrot Psittacus timneh EN resident 1997 present A3
Black-winged Oriole Oriolus nigripennis LC resident 1997 present A3
Western Wattled Cuckooshrike Lobotos lobatus VU resident 1997 present A1, A2, A3
Blue Cuckooshrike Cyanograucalus azureus LC resident 1997 present A3
Red-billed Helmetshrike Prionops caniceps LC resident 1997 present A3
African Shrike-flycatcher Megabyas flammulatus LC resident 1997 present A3
Fiery-breasted Bush-shrike Malaconotus cruentus LC resident 1997 present A3
Shining Drongo Dicrurus atripennis LC resident 1997 present A3
Western Crested-flycatcher Trochocercus nitens LC resident 1997 present A3
Red-bellied Paradise-flycatcher Terpsiphone rufiventer LC resident 1997 present A3
White-necked Rockfowl Picathartes gymnocephalus VU resident 1997 present A1, A2, A3
Violet-backed Hyliota Hyliota violacea LC resident 1997 present A3
Western Nicator Nicator chloris LC resident 1997 present A3
Green Crombec Sylvietta virens LC resident 1997 present A3
Rufous-crowned Eremomela Eremomela badiceps LC resident 1997 present A3
Sharpe's Apalis Apalis sharpii LC resident 1997 present A2, A3
Yellow-browed Camaroptera Camaroptera superciliaris LC resident 1997 present A3
Square-tailed Saw-wing Psalidoprocne nitens LC resident 1997 present A3
White-bibbed Swallow Hirundo nigrita LC resident 1997 present A3
Red-tailed Bristlebill Bleda syndactylus LC resident 1997 present A3
Grey-headed Bristlebill Bleda canicapillus LC resident 1997 present A3
Spotted Greenbul Ixonotus guttatus LC resident 1997 present A3
Swamp Palm Bulbul Thescelocichla leucopleura LC resident 1997 present A3
Honeyguide Greenbul Baeopogon indicator LC resident 1997 present A3
Simple Greenbul Chlorocichla simplex LC resident 1997 present A3
Grey Greenbul Eurillas gracilis LC resident 1997 present A3
Plain Greenbul Eurillas curvirostris LC resident 1997 present A3
Western Bearded Greenbul Criniger barbatus LC resident 1997 present A3
Red-tailed Greenbul Criniger calurus LC resident 1997 present A3
Yellow-bearded Greenbul Criniger olivaceus VU resident 1997 present A1, A2, A3
Icterine Greenbul Phyllastrephus icterinus LC resident 1997 present A3
Chestnut-capped Flycatcher Erythrocercus mccallii LC resident 1997 present A3
Tit-hylia Pholidornis rushiae LC resident 1997 present A3
Brown Illadopsis Illadopsis fulvescens LC resident 1997 present A3
Black-capped Illadopsis Illadopsis cleaveri LC resident 1997 present A3
Rufous-winged Illadopsis Illadopsis rufescens NT resident 1997 present A1, A2, A3
Grey-hooded Capuchin Babbler Phyllanthus atripennis VU resident 1997 present A3
Chestnut-winged Starling Onychognathus fulgidus LC resident 1997 present A3
Copper-tailed Starling Hylopsar cupreocauda NT resident 1997 present A1, A2, A3
White-tailed Ant-thrush Neocossyphus poensis LC resident 1997 present A3
Finsch's Flycatcher-thrush Stizorhina finschi LC resident 1997 present A3
Little Grey Flycatcher Muscicapa epulata LC resident 1997 present A3
Ussher's Flycatcher Bradornis ussheri LC resident 1997 present A3
White-browed Forest-flycatcher Fraseria cinerascens LC resident 1997 present A3
African Forest-flycatcher Fraseria ocreata LC resident 1997 present A3
Orange-breasted Forest-robin Stiphrornis erythrothorax LC resident 1997 present A3
White-tailed Alethe Alethe diademata LC resident 1997 present A3
Fraser's Sunbird Deleornis fraseri LC resident 1997 present A3
Mouse-brown Sunbird Anthreptes gabonicus LC resident 1997 present A3
Yellow-chinned Sunbird Anthreptes rectirostris LC resident 1997 present A3
Tiny Sunbird Cinnyris minullus LC resident 1997 present A3
Red-vented Malimbe Malimbus scutatus LC resident 1997 present A3
Blue-billed Malimbe Malimbus nitens LC resident 1997 present A3
Red-headed Malimbe Malimbus rubricollis LC resident 1997 present A3
Crested Malimbe Malimbus malimbicus LC resident 1997 present A3
Western Bluebill Spermophaga haematina LC resident 1997 present A3
Chestnut-breasted Nigrita Nigrita bicolor LC resident 1997 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)
2013 very high not assessed low
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by unset
Accuracy of information unknown

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Agricultural expansion and intensification annual & perennial non-timber crops - small-holder farming happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low
Energy production and mining mining and quarrying happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) very rapid to severe deterioration very high
Human intrusions and disturbance work and other activities happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) very rapid to severe deterioration very high
Residential and commercial development housing and urban areas happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Little/none of site covered (<10%) No management plan exists but the management planning process has begun Substantive conservation measures are being implemented but these are not comprehensive and are limited by resources and capacity low
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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Gola Forest National Park National Park 97,975 protected area overlaps with site 0

Habitats

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

Land-use Extent (% of site)
unknown -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lofa-Gola-Mano Complex. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 26/01/2022.