Nassau mountain

Country/territory: Suriname

IBA criteria met: A3 (2008)
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Area: 28,850 ha

Site description (baseline)
This IBA is a bauxite hill, with the same unique flora and fauna as Brownsberg. It is covered with tropical rainforest on terra firma. The biodiversity is very high, but little research has been done.

Key biodiversity
The total number of species is 152 of which 25 are biome restricted. Hence this is an IBA on A3 criterion.

Non-bird biodiversity: Nassau gebergte also has a high species richness of both flora and fauna, 79 ants species, 27 dung beetles, 35 fishes, 16 amphibians, 13 reptiles, 19 bat, 1 small mammal and 8 large mammal species have been recorded during the RAP survey in 2005. Nassau also contains many endemic fish species. ...........

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Nassau mountain. Downloaded from on 08/06/2023.