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Location Guinea, Kindia
Central coordinates 12o 53.00' West  10o 6.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A2, A3
Area 9,000 ha
Altitude 250 - 1,117m
Year of IBA assessment 2001





Site description Gangan Forest Reserve, on the southern edge of the Fouta Djalon, is centred on a steep-sided mountain which dominates the town of Kindia, immediately to the south-east. The habitat is wooded savanna and grassland with remnant patches of forest and some areas of cultivation.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Red-legged Sparrowhawk Accipiter erythropus resident  1997  present  A3  Least Concern 
Green Turaco Tauraco persa resident  1997  present  A3  Least Concern 
Black-throated Coucal Centropus leucogaster resident  1997  present  A3  Least Concern 
Bycanistes fistulator resident  1997  present  A3  Not Recognised 
Tockus fasciatus resident  1997  present  A3  Not Recognised 
Red-cheeked Wattle-eye Platysteira blissetti resident  1997  present  A3  Least Concern 
Turati's Boubou Laniarius turatii resident  1997  present  A1, A3  Least Concern 
Fanti Saw-wing Psalidoprocne obscura resident  1997  present  A3  Least Concern 
Grey Greenbul Andropadus gracilis resident  1997  present  A3  Least Concern 
Honeyguide Greenbul Baeopogon indicator resident  1997  present  A3  Least Concern 
Simple Greenbul Chlorocichla simplex resident  1997  present  A3  Least Concern 
Leaf-love Pyrrhurus scandens resident  1997  present  A3  Least Concern 
Yellow-spotted Nicator Nicator chloris resident  1997  present  A3  Least Concern 
Green Hylia Hylia prasina resident  1997  present  A3  Least Concern 
Green Crombec Sylvietta virens resident  1997  present  A3  Least Concern 
Lemon-bellied Crombec Sylvietta denti resident  1997  present  A3  Least Concern 
Rufous-winged Illadopsis Illadopsis rufescens resident  1997  present  A1, A2, A3  Near Threatened 
Vieillot's Black Weaver Ploceus nigerrimus resident  1997  present  A3  Least Concern 
Chestnut-breasted Negrofinch Nigrita bicolor resident  1997  present  A3  Least Concern 
Crimson Seedcracker Pyrenestes sanguineus resident  1997  present  A3  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Gangan Classified Forest 9,000 is identical to site 9,000  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Artificial - terrestrial   1%
Unknown   3%
Shrubland   34%
Forest   59%

Land use

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

Other biodiversity The bromeliad plant Pitcairnia feliciana, endemic to a limited area of Guinea, has been recorded.

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Gangan Foret Classe. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 21/09/2014

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