Boin River Forest Reserve

Year of compilation: 2001

Site description
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.

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
The site was designated a Forest Reserve in 1932 and is one of the few reserves with significant areas of intact primary forest (Condition 2, GHI 93). Like most Forest Reserves in Ghana, there is very little, if any, faunal protection; poaching is widespread. The site certainly merits further studies and better protection status.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Boin River Forest Reserve. Downloaded from on 20/03/2023.