Wonegizi mountains

Country/territory: Liberia

IBA criteria met: A1, A2, A3 (2001)
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Area: 20,235 ha

Society for the Conservation of Nature of Liberia

Site description (2001 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.

Key biodiversity
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).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Wonegizi mountains. Downloaded from on 01/12/2023.