|Location||Côte d'Ivoire, Man|
|Central coordinates||7o 48.00' West 6o 10.00' North|
|IBA criteria||A1, A2|
|Altitude||200 - 464m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2001|
Site description The site is located north-west of Taï National Park (IBA CI011) in south-western Côte d’Ivoire. The south-eastern border is formed by the Cavally river, which marks the frontier with Liberia. The site comprises lowland evergreen forest, punctuated in places by inselbergs.
Key Biodiversity See Box and Tables 2 and 3 for key species. No avifaunal survey of these forests has been published. The site is the only one in the country known to hold Malimbus ballmanni. The presence of inselbergs suggest that Picathartes may be expected as, given the quality of much of the habitat, may a full forest avifauna. The site will almost certainly qualify for the Guinea–Congo Forests biome once better known.
Non-bird biodiversity: None known to BirdLife International.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Gola Malimbe Malimbus ballmanni||resident||1999||present||-||A1, A2||Endangered|
|Protected area||Designation||Area (ha)||Relationship with IBA||Overlap with IBA (ha)|
|Goin-Cavally||Classified Forest||189,000||protected area contained by site||189,000|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Artificial - terrestrial||5%|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
|nature conservation and research||-|
References Gatter and Gardner (1993).
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2015) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Cavally and Goin - Debe Forest Reserves. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 27/03/2015
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