|Location||St Vincent and the Grenadines, Mainland St Vincent|
|Central coordinates||61o 11.48' West 13o 10.74' North|
|IBA criteria||A1, A2|
|Altitude||244 - 899m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2008|
Ornithological information Two (2) Globally-threatened and thirteen (13) RRS are recorded here. Other species of note include the House Wren, Short-tailed Swift, Scaly-naped Pigeon, Caribbean Elaenia and Black Hawk.
Site description This proposed Reserve is the most southerly making up the proposed Central Forest Reserve. It contains four watersheds that together produce over 25% of the country’s potable water. It also encompasses the island’s highest southerly peak, Mount St. Andrew, which overlooks the capital. The forest zones contained include Rainforest, Secondary Rainforest and Dry Scrub Woodland. Due to its close proximity to the capital, where approximately 25% of the population resides, human activities (including squatting and illegal marijuana cultivation) extend into its borders. This Reserve contains portions of Parrot habitat and range that were omitted during the establishment of the St. Vincent Parrot Reserve in 1987.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|St Vincent Amazon Amazona guildingii||resident||2006||present [units unknown]||-||A1, A2||Vulnerable|
|Lesser Antillean Swift Chaetura martinica||resident||2006||present [units unknown]||-||A2||Least Concern|
|Purple-throated Carib Eulampis jugularis||resident||2006||present [units unknown]||-||A2||Least Concern|
|Green-throated Carib Eulampis holosericeus||resident||2006||present [units unknown]||-||A2||Least Concern|
|Antillean Crested Hummingbird Orthorhyncus cristatus||resident||2006||present [units unknown]||-||A2||Least Concern|
|Caribbean Elaenia Elaenia martinica||resident||2006||present [units unknown]||-||A2||Least Concern|
|Grenada Flycatcher Myiarchus nugator||resident||2006||present [units unknown]||-||A2||Least Concern|
|Scaly-breasted Thrasher Margarops fuscus||resident||2006||present [units unknown]||-||A2||Least Concern|
|Brown Trembler Cinclocerthia ruficauda||resident||2006||present [units unknown]||-||A2||Least Concern|
|Rufous-throated Solitaire Myadestes genibarbis||resident||2006||present [units unknown]||-||A2||Least Concern|
|Whistling Warbler Catharopeza bishopi||resident||2006||present [units unknown]||-||A1, A2||Endangered|
|Lesser Antillean Bullfinch Loxigilla noctis||resident||2006||present [units unknown]||-||A2||Least Concern|
|Lesser Antillean Tanager Tangara cucullata||resident||2006||present [units unknown]||-||A2||Least Concern|
|Antillean Euphonia Euphonia musica||resident||2006||present [units unknown]||-||A2||Least Concern|
|Protected area||Designation||Area (ha)||Relationship with IBA||Overlap with IBA (ha)|
|Kingstown||Forest Reserve||0||is identical to site||834|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Forest||Second-growth or disturbed forest||-|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
|nature conservation and research||-|
|Notes: Cultivation of marijuana.|
Other biodiversity As part of the proposed Central Forest Reserve, species also include endemic herpetofauna A. griseus, C. vincenti, A. griseus and A. trinitatus; endemic sub-species M. bruesi and endemic flora A. vincentiana, B. rotundifolia, P. cuneata, P. vincentiana, E. vincentinum, C. vincentiana and C. tenera.
Management considerations Issues of boundary encroachment for squatting, farming and illegal cultivation arise. Illegal hunting also occurs within the area.
Protection status Central Forest Reserve
References Ivor Jackson and Associates. 2004
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