GH003
Bia National Park and Resource Reserve


Country/territory: Ghana

IBA Criteria met: A1, A2, A3 (2001)
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Area: 30,600 ha

Protection status:

Ghana Wildlife Society
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2001 high not assessed negligible
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Site description
Bia National Park and Resource Reserve is located near the Asempaneye village, c.60 km from Sefwi Wiawso, the district capital. The forest is transitional between moist evergreen and moist semi-deciduous. The site is surrounded by mixed farms and secondary forest. The forest was logged in 1980, which has resulted in a very broken canopy with few large trees and much low, dense vegetation. Evidence of hunting is apparent in both the National Park and Resource Reserve. Annual average precipitation is in the range 1,500–1,700 mm.

Key biodiversity
See Box and Tables 2 and 3 for key species.

Non-bird biodiversity: Pan troglodytes (EN) still occurs. There is a population of Loxodonta africana cyclotis (EN), estimated at 300–500. Also present are Tragelaphus euryceros (LR/nt), Cephalophus dorsalis (LR/nt) and C. silvicultor (LR/nt).


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Bia National Park and Resource Reserve. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 22/07/2019.