Tano-Anwia Forest Reserve

Country/territory: Ghana

IBA criteria met: A1, A2, A3 (2001)
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Area: 15,300 ha

Ghana Wildlife Society

Site description (baseline)
The reserve is located some 3 km north of the village of Gyomoro and 20 km west of Asankragua town on the main Asankragua–Enchi road. It adjoins Tano-Ehuro Forest Reserve (GH021), which also shares a boundary with Yoyo Forest Reserve (GH024). The reserve covers part of the watershed of the Tano river. The vegetation is moist evergreen forest which is generally in good condition. The north-eastern portion has been logged and some parts around the south-eastern boundary are disturbed. Logging started in 1970 and was suspended in 1990, but some compartments in the more inaccessible parts of the reserve remain unexploited.

Key biodiversity
See Box and Tables 2 and 3 for key species. The avifauna includes Agelastes meleagrides (one adult was found in a snare in selectively logged forest in 1989), which was reported from only four other sites.

Non-bird biodiversity: None known to BirdLife International.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Tano-Anwia Forest Reserve. Downloaded from on 29/05/2023.