Gambaga Scarp (East) Forest Reserve

Country/territory: Ghana

IBA criteria met: A3 (2001)
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Area: 12,753 ha

Ghana Wildlife Society

Site description (baseline)
The reserve is located in the far north-east of the country and is bisected by the Walewale–Gambaga–Nalerigu road. The topography is hilly with a sharp escarpment running north-eastwards for several kilometres, to the village of Nakpanduri and extending eastwards to the border with Togo. The vegetation is a mixture of open Guinea Savanna woodland intergrading to Sudan Savanna, with trees reaching 10–12 m. The soil is generally sandy interspersed with large boulders.

Key biodiversity
See Box and Table 3 for key species. A total of 48 species were recorded during surveys.

Non-bird biodiversity: None known to BirdLife International.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Gambaga Scarp (East) Forest Reserve. Downloaded from on 29/05/2023.