The site is situated c.14 km south of Enchi town and is accessible from the Enchi–Boinso road. The western boundary of the reserve is formed by the international frontier with Côte d’Ivoire. There is a range of hills in the northern section with swamps and rivers in the central, low-lying area. The vegetation is wet evergreen forest. The area adjoining the Tano river in the south is heavily degraded, but large parts of the forest are still in excellent condition. The degraded parts include farmland which was inside the reserve at the time of its establishment and are largely dominated by pioneer tree species. There are several areas of good forest outside the reserve and it is also close to the Boin-Tano Forest Reserve (GH004), to the north-east. There has been no commercial logging in the reserve.
See Box and Tables 2 and 3 for key species.
Non-bird biodiversity: Mammals include Cephalophus ogilbyi (LR/nt), C. dorsalis (LR/nt), Pan troglodytes (EN) (10–15) and Procolobus badius waldroni (CR).
Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
The area was designated a Forest Reserve in 1981. It is rated a Condition 2 forest with a GHI of 186 and it has been proposed that parts be given greater protection, including a Hill Sanctuary. Chewing-sticks are exploited.
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Jema-Asemkrom Forest Reserve. Downloaded from
http://www.birdlife.org on 12/12/2019.