GH006
Bosomtwe Range Forest Reserve


Country/territory: Ghana

IBA criteria met: A1, A2, A3 (2001)
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Area: 7,900 ha

Ghana Wildlife Society
IBA conservation status
Year of assessment (most recent) State (condition) Pressure (threat) Response (action)
2023 favourable medium low
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Site description (2001 baseline)
The Bosomtwe Range Forest Reserve is situated some 20 km from the village of Beposo, east of Bekwai town. The vegetation is moist semi-deciduous forest. About 5% of the reserve (378 ha) comprises Cedrela, Entandrophragma angolense, Khaya ivorensis, Pterygota and Terminalia superba plantations. The last logging was recorded in 1986. Several farms exist in parts of the reserve.

Key biodiversity
See Box and Tables 2 and 3 for key species. Species recorded include Ceratogymna cylindricus which was recorded in only 12 of the 50 forest sites covered in the IBA survey.

Non-bird biodiversity: None known to BirdLife International.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Bosomtwe Range Forest Reserve. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/bosomtwe-range-forest-reserve-iba-ghana on 22/02/2024.