Bugoma Central Forest Reserve

Country/territory: Uganda

IBA criteria met: A1, A3 (2008)
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Area: 40,100 ha

IBA conservation status
Year of assessment (most recent) Threat (pressure) Condition (state) Action (response)
2012 medium near favourable medium
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Site summary
The classification system of the forest identifies Bugoma as a medium altitude moist semi-deciduous forest with a high biodiversity (Forest Department, 1996). The forest is secluded from other protected areas and has a central coordinate of 300571E and 10161N. It is bordered by smallholdings and faces increased pressure from settlement especially from immigrants. The forest is important not only for birds but for other biodiversity too as seen it its ability to hold and support other wildlife. This would be very important information for qualification to the Key Biodiversity Areas process.

NBDB - National Biodiversity Data Bank hosted by Makerere University Institute of Environment and Natural resources (provision of species list and supporting documents). WCS – Wildlife Conservation Society (provision of species list and supporting document).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Bugoma Central Forest Reserve. Downloaded from on 03/06/2023.