Bura River Forest Reserve

Country/territory: Ghana

IBA criteria met: A1, A2, A3 (2001)
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Area: 10,300 ha

Ghana Wildlife Society

Site description (2001 baseline)
Bura River Forest Reserve is located near Dunkwa town in the Wassa-Amenfi District and is connected to two smaller reserves, the Angoben and Totua Shelterbelts. The reserve includes several steep-sided hills, some exceeding 275 m and numerous streams, including the Bura river, flow through the reserve to drain into the Tano and Ankobra rivers. Large parts of the reserve, particularly the north, remain untouched although southern parts are heavily disturbed and there are a few farms. Mean annual rainfall is c.1,626 mm.

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

Non-bird biodiversity: None known to BirdLife International.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Bura River Forest Reserve. Downloaded from on 20/02/2024.