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Location Burkina Faso, Comoé
Central coordinates 4o 42.00' West  9o 45.00' North
IBA criteria A3
Area 114,000 ha
Altitude 219 - 450m
Year of IBA assessment 2001

Fondation des Amis de la Nature (NATURAMA)

Site description Diéfoula and Logoniégué are contiguous Classified Forests situated in the south-west of Burkina, along the border with Côte d’Ivoire. The southerly flowing Comoé river separates Diéfoula, to the west, from Logoniégué, until its confluence with the Léraba river, where it turns south-east to mark the southern edge of Logoniégué and become the international frontier. The Léraba river forms the southern boundary of Diéfoula and also marks the international frontier. Except for a number of sedimentary plateaus, which rise above the surrounding plain, the terrain slopes gently southwards from a maximum altitude of about 450 m. In places, erosion gullies have formed at the bottom slopes. The main drainage channels are shallow, gently sloping and form open flood-plains as they approach the rivers. The vegetation is characterized by semi-deciduous gallery forests up to 30–40 m high, dry forests of 15–20 m and open, park-like savanna woodlands. The dominant tree species are Daniellia olivieri, Isoberlinia doka, Pterocarpus erinaceus and Khaya senegalensis. The site is the amongst the wettest in Burkina, with an annual average rainfall of c.1,300 mm. The site lies a little to the north-west of Comoé National Park in Côte d’Ivoire (IBA CI001).

Key Biodiversity See Box and Table 2 for key species. The avifauna is, as yet, poorly known and it is likely that more species characteristic of the Sudan–Guinea Savanna biome will be found to occur. Among those that have been recorded is Apaloderma narina.

Non-bird biodiversity: Mammals of global conservation concern include Colobus polykomos (LR/nt), Loxodonta africana (EN) and Cephalopus sylvicultor (LR/nt). This is the only locality in Burkina from which the colobus and the duiker are known.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Senegal Parrot Poicephalus senegalus resident  1998  present  A3  Least Concern 
Violet Turaco Musophaga violacea resident  1998  present  A3  Least Concern 
Blue-bellied Roller Coracias cyanogaster resident  1998  present  A3  Least Concern 
Red-throated Bee-eater Merops bulocki resident  1998  present  A3  Least Concern 
Yellow-billed Shrike Corvinella corvina resident  1998  present  A3  Least Concern 
Piapiac Ptilostomus afer resident  1998  present  A3  Least Concern 
Purple Glossy-starling Lamprotornis purpureus resident  1998  present  A3  Least Concern 
White-crowned Robin-chat Cossypha albicapilla resident  1998  present  A3  Least Concern 
Lavender Waxbill Estrilda caerulescens resident  1998  present  A3  Least Concern 
Black-rumped Waxbill Estrilda troglodytes resident  1998  present  A3  Least Concern 
Bearded Barbet Pogonornis dubius resident  1998  present  A3  Least Concern 

IBA Monitoring

2009 medium favourable high
Good - based on reliable and complete / representative data

Agriculture and aquaculture annual & perennial non-timber crops - small-holder farming likely in long term (beyond 4 years) majority/most of area/population (50-90%) slow but significant deterioration medium

Forest   0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) favourable

Musophaga violacea Violet Turaco 25 22 breeding pairs 88 near favourable

Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation  A comprehensive and appropriate management plan exists that aims to maintain or improve the populations of qualifying bird species  The conservation measures needed for the site are being comprehensively and effectively implemented  high 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Diefoula Classified Forest 85,000 protected area contained by site 85,000  
Logoniegue Classified Forest 29,000 protected area contained by site 29,000  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Artificial - terrestrial   1%
Shrubland   26%
Forest   71%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
forestry -
nature conservation and research -
water management -

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Diéfoula - Logoniégué forest. Downloaded from on 27/10/2016

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