Boin River Forest Reserve

Country/territory: Ghana

IBA criteria met: A1, A2, A3 (2001)
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Area: 27,800 ha

Ghana Wildlife Society

Site description (2001 baseline)
The Boin River Forest Reserve is situated about 5 km from Enchi town and extends to the international frontier with Côte d’Ivoire in the west. The reserve lies close to the Enchi–Yakasi and Enchi–Nyame Bekyere roads. The site is hilly with swamps in the valleys. The vegetation is transitional between moist evergreen and wet evergreen forest and is mostly undisturbed (about two-thirds of the reserve is unlogged), with a few farms, the extent of which is insignificant. The north-eastern portion was logged between 1964 and 1973.

Key biodiversity
See Box and Tables 2 and 3 for key species. This is one of four sites where Glaucidium tephronotum was recorded.

Non-bird biodiversity: Mammals include Tragelaphus euryceros (LR/nt), Pan troglodytes (EN), as well as about 50 Loxodonta africana cyclotis (EN). Procolobus badius waldroni (CR) used to occur.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Boin River Forest Reserve. Downloaded from on 30/09/2023.