Dadieso Forest Reserve

Country/territory: Ghana

IBA criteria met: A1, A2, A3 (2001)
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Area: 17,100 ha

Ghana Wildlife Society

Site description (2001 baseline)
The Dadieso Forest Reserve is located beside the Enchi–Dadieso road in the south-west of the country. The western boundary of the reserve coincides with the international border with Côte d’Ivoire. The site is linked to two other Forest Reserves, Boin River (GH005) and Yoyo (GH024) through a small corridor forest, Disue Forest Reserve. The terrain comprises a series of hills with swampy valleys and the forest is transitional between moist evergreen and wet evergreen. Apart from some random roadside felling of trees along the road, the reserve is primary forest in good condition.

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

Non-bird biodiversity: Rapid surveys revealed a rich faunal diversity, including 37 species of large mammal, seven species of bat and 15 species of reptile. Species of conservation concern reported to occur in the area include Tragelaphus euryceros (LR/nt), Procolobus verus (LR/nt), Cercopithecus diana (VU), Pan troglodytes (EN) and Loxodonta africana cyclotis (EN).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Dadieso Forest Reserve. Downloaded from on 28/02/2024.