Bobiri Butterfly Sanctuary

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Bobiri Forest Reserve and Butterfly Sanctuary
Map showing the location of Bobiri Forest Reserve and Butterfly Sanctuary
Map showing the location of Bobiri Forest Reserve and Butterfly Sanctuary
Map of Ghana
LocationAshanti Region, Ghana
Nearest cityKubease
Coordinates6°40′41″N 1°19′12″W / 6.678°N 1.32°W / 6.678; -1.32[1]Coordinates: 6°40′41″N 1°19′12″W / 6.678°N 1.32°W / 6.678; -1.32[1]
Area54.65 km2 (21.10 sq mi)
Established1931

Bobiri Forest Reserve and Butterfly Sanctuary is an ecotourism center in Ghana and the only butterfly sanctuary in West Africa.[2] It has about 400 species of butterflies. It is located on the main Accra - Kumasi Highway at the village of Kubease, about 30 kilometres (19 mi) from Kumasi. It is also about 25 minutes drive from the KNUST. It is enclosed by six communities, these are Krofrom, Kubease, Ndobom, Koforidua, Nkwankwaduam and Tsteteseakasum. It was created in 1931 and has an area of 54.65 km2 (21.10 sq mi).[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Bobiri Forest Reserve". protectedplanet.net.
  2. ^ Wagner, Michael R.; Cobbinah, Joseph R.; Bosu, Paul P. (2008). Forest entomology in West Tropical Africa : forest insects of Ghana. Springer. pp. 169–170. ISBN 978-1-402-06506-4. Retrieved 31 August 2013.