IBA criteria met: A1, A2, A3 (2001)
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Area: 20,235 ha
Site description (baseline)
The Wonegizi mountains are situated in the north-west of the country against the international frontier with Guinea. The Wonegizi range, which includes the third-highest point in Liberia, is a southern spur of the Guinea Highlands and the site is contiguous with the Massif du Ziama Biosphere Reserve (GN016) in Guinea. The terrain is rugged with broad cliffs and rocky outcrops. The vegetation consists mainly of semi-deciduous forest, similar in composition to that found on the Wologizi mountains (LR001), some 50 km to the west. The sites spans a still largely intact transition from lowland rainforest to semi-montane Parinari-dominated forest at altitude.
See Box and Tables 2 and 3 for key species.
Non-bird biodiversity: Mammals that have been recorded include Loxodonta africana (EN), Pan troglodytes (EN), Tragelaphus euryceros (LR/nt) and Cephalophus zebra (VU).
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Wonegizi mountains. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/6456 on 03/06/2023.