Kasewe Forest

SIETIPA01
Kasewe Forest

Country: Sierra Leone

Administrative region: Southern (Province)

Central co-ordinates: 8.31471 N, 12.26191 W

Qualifying IPA Criteria

IPA assessment rationale

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Site description

The Kasewe Forest is one of two known sites for Coffea stenophylla in Sierra Leone.

Botanical significance

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Population analysis has been conducted (Lebbie et al., Field Report [unpublished]).

Habitat and geology

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Conservation issues

In field surveys, evidence of human disturbance stemming from farming activities, logging, charcoal burning and hunting were noted (Lebbie et al., 2023).
In Kasewe, charcoal making is still a major threat, as exploiters establish charcoal pits in sections of the forest that are considered little disturbed.
In Kasewe, charcoal making and farming activities are the two major threats to the species (Lebbie)
Not an established market for There is need for greater educational awareness at both locations, targeting charcoal burners and seedling collectors, in particular

Ecosystem services

Source of Coffea stenophylla propogules.

Site assessor(s)

IPA criterion A species

Species Qualifying sub-criterion ≥ 1% of global population ≥ 5% of national population 1 of 5 best sites nationally Entire global population Socio-economically important Abundance at site
Coffea stenophylla G.Don A(i) True True True False True Abundant
Dissotis leonensis Hutch. & Dalziel A(i) True True True False False Unknown
Guibourtia copallifera Benn. A(i) True False False False False Unknown
Afzelia africana Sm. ex Pers. A(i) True False False False False Unknown
Didelotia afzelii Taub. A(i) True True True False False Unknown
Entandrophragma cylindricum (Sprague) Sprague A(i) True True True False False Unknown
Garcinia afzelii Engl. A(i) True False False False False Unknown
Garcinia kola Heckel A(i) True True False False False Unknown
Khaya anthotheca (Welw.) C.DC. A(i) True True True False False Unknown
Terminalia ivorensis A.Chev. A(i) True True True False False Unknown
Nesogordonia papaverifera (A.Chev.) Capuron ex N.Hallé A(i) True True True False False Unknown

Coffea stenophylla G.Don

Qualifying sub-criterion:
A(i)
≥ 1% of global population:
True
≥ 5% of national population:
True
1 of 5 best sites nationally:
True
Entire global population:
False
Socio-economically important:
True
Abundance at site:
Abundant

Dissotis leonensis Hutch. & Dalziel

Qualifying sub-criterion:
A(i)
≥ 1% of global population:
True
≥ 5% of national population:
True
1 of 5 best sites nationally:
True
Entire global population:
False
Socio-economically important:
False
Abundance at site:
Unknown

Guibourtia copallifera Benn.

Qualifying sub-criterion:
A(i)
≥ 1% of global population:
True
≥ 5% of national population:
False
1 of 5 best sites nationally:
False
Entire global population:
False
Socio-economically important:
False
Abundance at site:
Unknown

Afzelia africana Sm. ex Pers.

Qualifying sub-criterion:
A(i)
≥ 1% of global population:
True
≥ 5% of national population:
False
1 of 5 best sites nationally:
False
Entire global population:
False
Socio-economically important:
False
Abundance at site:
Unknown

Didelotia afzelii Taub.

Qualifying sub-criterion:
A(i)
≥ 1% of global population:
True
≥ 5% of national population:
True
1 of 5 best sites nationally:
True
Entire global population:
False
Socio-economically important:
False
Abundance at site:
Unknown

Entandrophragma cylindricum (Sprague) Sprague

Qualifying sub-criterion:
A(i)
≥ 1% of global population:
True
≥ 5% of national population:
True
1 of 5 best sites nationally:
True
Entire global population:
False
Socio-economically important:
False
Abundance at site:
Unknown

Garcinia afzelii Engl.

Qualifying sub-criterion:
A(i)
≥ 1% of global population:
True
≥ 5% of national population:
False
1 of 5 best sites nationally:
False
Entire global population:
False
Socio-economically important:
False
Abundance at site:
Unknown

Garcinia kola Heckel

Qualifying sub-criterion:
A(i)
≥ 1% of global population:
True
≥ 5% of national population:
True
1 of 5 best sites nationally:
False
Entire global population:
False
Socio-economically important:
False
Abundance at site:
Unknown

Khaya anthotheca (Welw.) C.DC.

Qualifying sub-criterion:
A(i)
≥ 1% of global population:
True
≥ 5% of national population:
True
1 of 5 best sites nationally:
True
Entire global population:
False
Socio-economically important:
False
Abundance at site:
Unknown

Terminalia ivorensis A.Chev.

Qualifying sub-criterion:
A(i)
≥ 1% of global population:
True
≥ 5% of national population:
True
1 of 5 best sites nationally:
True
Entire global population:
False
Socio-economically important:
False
Abundance at site:
Unknown

Nesogordonia papaverifera (A.Chev.) Capuron ex N.Hallé

Qualifying sub-criterion:
A(i)
≥ 1% of global population:
True
≥ 5% of national population:
True
1 of 5 best sites nationally:
True
Entire global population:
False
Socio-economically important:
False
Abundance at site:
Unknown

Bibliography

Johnny, J., Lebbie, A., Wadsworth, R., 2022

Ethnobotanical survey of medicinal plants utilized by forest edge communities in southern Sierra Leone

Journal of Medicinal Plants Research, Vol 16, page(s) 11-25

Goodenough, K. M., Jones, D., Ford, J., 2018

Geological mapping of Sierra Leone: baseline assessment and next steps

Johnny, J., Lebbie, A., Wadsworth, R., 2022

Seed dispersal of a range restricted and vulnerable species, Guibourtia copallifera Benn. in Sierra Leone

African Journal of Plant Science, Vol 16(9), page(s) 242-249

Koroma, A H, Manasay, A; Sesay, A, 2021

Assessment of the Extent and Causes of Fuelwood Collection in the Surrounding Communities of Kasewe Reserved Forest, Sierra Leone

Journal of Appllied Science and Environmental Management, Vol 25(7)

Recommended citation

(2024) Tropical Important Plant Areas Explorer: Kasewe Forest (Sierra Leone). https://tipas.kew.org/site/kasewe-forest/ (Accessed on 21/05/2024)