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Location Côte d'Ivoire, Man
Central coordinates 7o 48.00' West  6o 10.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A2
Area 211,937 ha
Altitude 200 - 464m
Year of IBA assessment 2001

SOS-FORETS (Affiliate)

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.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Gola Malimbe Malimbus ballmanni resident  1999  present  A1, A2  Endangered 

Protected areas

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%
Unknown   10%
Forest   83%

Land use

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

Other biodiversity None known to BirdLife International.

References Gatter and Gardner (1993).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Cavally and Goin - Debe Forest Reserves. Downloaded from on 26/10/2014

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