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Location Ghana, Northern
Central coordinates 1o 48.00' West  9o 5.00' North
IBA criteria A3
Area 3,937 ha
Altitude 120 - 220m
Year of IBA assessment 2001

Ghana Wildlife Society



Site description The reserve is located 1 km east of the Damango township in the north-west of the country, to the south of Mole National Park (GH028). The vegetation is Guinea Savanna woodland with a canopy at about 8 m. Damongo Scarp is a sheer rock-face rising up to about 80 m above the surrounding plain. At the top of the scarp is an undulating plateau, on which the vegetation is dominated by short tussock-grasses and a few trees. Farming activities are common and in some parts the effects of slash and burn cultivation are evident.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Bearded Barbet Pogonornis dubius resident  2000  present  A3  Least Concern 
Senegal Parrot Poicephalus senegalus resident  2000  present  A3  Least Concern 
Violet Turaco Musophaga violacea resident  2000  present  A3  Least Concern 
Yellow-billed Shrike Corvinella corvina resident  2000  present  A3  Least Concern 
Senegal Eremomela Eremomela pusilla resident  2000  present  A3  Least Concern 
Splendid Sunbird Nectarinia coccinigaster resident  2000  present  A3  Least Concern 
Bush Petronia Petronia dentata resident  2000  present  A3  Least Concern 
Black-throated Firefinch Lagonosticta larvata resident  2000  present  A3  Least Concern 
Lavender Waxbill Estrilda caerulescens resident  2000  present  A3  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Damango Scarp Forest Reserve 3,937 is identical to site 3,937  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Shrubland   15%
Forest   84%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
forestry -
water management -

Other biodiversity None known to BirdLife International.

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Damongo Scarp Forest Reserve. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 01/09/2014

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