Tano-Anwia Forest Reserve

Year of compilation: 2001

Site description
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.

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
The site was gazetted a Forest Reserve in 1955. The reserve is proposed as a Hill Sanctuary with Condition 3 forest, GHI 100–123. Heavy hunting pressure is reported. The whole reserve was granted as a timber concession in 1947, which expired in 1997. Non-timber forest products harvested include oil-palm, raphia palm, chewing-sticks and canes.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Tano-Anwia Forest Reserve. Downloaded from on 31/01/2023.