Draw River Forest Reserve

Country/territory: Ghana

IBA criteria met: A1, A2, A3 (2001)
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Area: 23,500 ha

Ghana Wildlife Society

Site description (2001 baseline)
Draw River Forest Reserve is located some 6 km from Banso, to the west of the Nkroful–Banso road. The terrain comprises ranges of hills which curve from north-west to south. The Draw river traverses the eastern portion of the reserve. Logging of the forest started in 1978 and was continuing in the early 1990s, when only a single compartment remained unlogged.

Key biodiversity
See Box and Tables 2 and 3 for key species. In addition to the two listed below, the site also holds five other species of hornbill, Ceratogymna atrata, C. fistulator, Tockus fasciatus, T. camurus and T. hartlaubi.

Non-bird biodiversity: Tragelaphus euryceros (LR/nt) is reported to be common and Cephalophus dorsalis (LR/nt), C. ogilbyi (LR/nt), Pan troglodytes (EN), Cercopithecus diana roloway (CR) and Loxodonta africana cyclotis (EN) also all occur.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Draw River Forest Reserve. Downloaded from on 26/02/2024.