Mont Bana

Country/territory: Cameroon

IBA Criteria met: A1, A2, A3 (2001)
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Area: 200 ha

Site description
Situated some 50 km north-east of Mont Manengouba (CM021), to the south of the Bafang–Bangangté road, the site comprises an area of remnant forest, isolated in a cuvette near the summit Mont Bana, at about 2,000 m. The vegetation includes submontane forest surrounded by Sporobolus africanus grassland and Eucalyptus plantations. There are also a number of gallery forests along drainage lines.

Key biodiversity
See Box and Tables 2 and 3 for key species. A short survey of the area revealed about 70 species, including a number of montane endemics.

Non-bird biodiversity: None known to BirdLife International.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Mont Bana. Downloaded from on 16/08/2022.