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Bia National Park & Resource reserve / biosphere reserve

The Bia National Park and Bia Resource Reserve

Description
The Bia National Park and Bia Resource Reserve constitute a twin conservation area. It is found in the transitional zone between moist-evergreen and moist semi-deciduous forest types. It covers a total area of 305.62km² of the original National Park, which was later divided into. 277.92km² Bia Resource Reserve and the other 77.7km² represent the National Park.. It is the only the Biosphere Reserve in the country.
Sixty-two species of mammals have been recorded. These include 10 primates amongst which are the Black and White Colobus, the Oilve Colobus, Red Colobus monkeys and chimpanzees. The forest elephant and the highly threatened bongo are present. Over 160 species of birds have been recorded; they include the internationally endangered white-breasted guinea fowl.

 

Activities
A number of walking trails and roads lead into the reserves on which tourist can appreciate the beauty of the forest. The birds, forest elephants and other wild animals may be spotted. The reserves offer opportunities for scientific and ecological studies and research for visiting researchers.

 

Facilities
Infrastrucural facilities for tourist are non-existent at the moment. The nearest place where overnight facility for tourist exists is Sefwi Wiawso, which is about 100km away from the Park headquarters.

 
Access
They are situated in the Juabeso-Bia district in the southwestern corner of Ghana.Access to the Park from Kumasi is through Bibiani, Sefwi Wiawso to Sefwi Asempanaye or Goaso through Sankore to Sefwi Asempanaye. From Sunyani it can be reached throughBrekum, Wanfi, Adabokrom and Debiso. From La Cote D’lvoire the Park can be reached through Osei Kojokrom and Debiso. The roads mentioned above are not by any means first class roads
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