Tano-Nimiri Forest Reserve

Country/territory: Ghana

IBA criteria met: A1, A2, A3 (2001)
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Area: 20,600 ha

Ghana Wildlife Society

Site description (baseline)
The Tano-Nimiri Forest Reserve shares a common boundary with Boin-Tano (GH004) and is about 4 km from the Tano-Anwia Reserve (GH020). A number of streams and rivers, including the Nimiri river, flow through the reserve and drain into the Tano river, on which there is a waterfall, the Atangwen Falls. The terrain between the rivers is rugged, with steep slopes and valleys that flood during the rains. The reserve spans two vegetation-types: the southern section, approximately one-third, is wet evergreen forest, while the remainder is moist evergreen forest. The reserve has been subjected to intensive logging, starting from the mid-1950s and continuing to 1992. Approximately 10% of the reserve was planned for either enrichment or afforestation planting in the early 1980s. Under the taungya system, 975 ha (c.5% of the total) has been converted to Cedrela and Triplochiton plantation and there are also farms in the reserve.

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

Non-bird biodiversity: None known to BirdLife International.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Tano-Nimiri Forest Reserve. Downloaded from on 10/06/2023.