The site is an area of evergreen lowland rainforest enclosed on three sides by a large, easterly projecting meander of the Cavalla river, on the international frontier with Côte d’Ivoire, in the extreme east of the country. It lies about 15 km due west of the southern end of Taï National Park (CI013) in Côte d’Ivoire.
See Box and Tables 2 and 3 for key species.
Non-bird biodiversity: Mammals recorded include Loxodonta africana (EN), Hexaprotodon liberiensis (VU), Pan troglodytes (EN), Colobus polykomos (LR/nt), Procolobus badius (LR/nt), Cercopithecus diana (VU), C. jentinki (VU), C. zebra (VU), C. sylvicultor (LR/nt), C. dorsalis (LR/nt), Tragelaphus eurycerus (LR/nt) and Syncerus caffer (LR/cd).
Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
The area, part of the Grebo National Forest, was proposed as a Nature Reserve in 1983. Logging in the general area, with the timber exported via Harper and Côte d’Ivoire, is widespread; locally it is estimated that the forests of the area will be completely degraded by 2020. Hunting pressure is high with the bush-meat sent over the border into Côte d’Ivoire.
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Grebo. Downloaded from
http://www.birdlife.org on 08/04/2020.