Country/territory: Liberia

IBA criteria met: A1, A2, A3 (2001)
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Area: 180,432 ha

Society for the Conservation of Nature of Liberia
IBA conservation status
Year of assessment (most recent) State (condition) Pressure (threat) Response (action)
2013 not assessed high medium
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Site description (2001 baseline)
Sapo National Park is located in south-east Liberia, some 70 km inland from the coastal town of Greenville. The park is an area of moist lowland rainforest, composed of 63% primary and mature secondary forest, 13% swamp-forest, 13% seasonally inundated forest and 11% young secondary forest. The terrain is undulating and low-lying, although Mount Putu in the north-east reaches 310 m and the steep ridges of the north reach 400 m. The park is drained in the west by the Sinoe river (or Pahneh Creek), which forms part of the western boundary, and the Dugbe river in the south-east.

Key biodiversity
See Box and Tables 2 and 3 for key species.

Non-bird biodiversity: Mammals include Pan troglodytes (EN), Procolobus verus (LR/nt), Procolobus badius (LR/nt), Colobus polykomos (LR/nt), Cercopithecus diana (VU), Liberiictis kuhni (EN), Loxodonta africana (EN), Hexaprotodon liberiensis (VU), Cephalophus jentinki (VU), Tragelaphus euryceros (LR/nt) and Syncerus caffer (LR/cd).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Sapo. Downloaded from on 25/02/2024.