Sites - Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs)
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South Sudan, West Bahr-al-Ghazal
24o 0.00' East 9o 10.00' North
450 - 1,000m
Year of IBA assessment
Site description Radom National Park is located to the south-west of Lake Kundi (site SD010) on the border with the Central African Republic, in the south-western corner of Southern Darfur. The park consists of an area of broken hilly country lying between two main rivers, the Adda and the Umbelasha, which form the park’s northern and southern boundaries. The hills in the park are part of the range which forms the watershed that separates the Nile and Congo river systems. The vegetation is principally savanna woodland dominated by Terminaliabrownii, Combretum spp., Anogeissusleiocarpus and Isoberliniadoka. Wet meadows (dahls) form in low-lying basins and hold water into the dry season, providing water and fodder for wildlife. Average annual rainfall varies from 630 mm in the north to 900 mm in the south, falling mainly between April and November. The site is contiguous with the reserve complex of the Parc Nationale d’André Felix (IBA CF001) in the Central African Republic.
Key Biodiversity See Box and Table 2 for key species. There is little information on the birds of Radom. However, given the size of the park and the relatively undegraded nature of much of the habitat, it is likely that many species characteristic of the Sudan–Guinea Savanna biome (A04) occur, although only a modest number are currently known to do so.
Non-bird biodiversity: The following mammals of global conservation concern occur, or used to do so: Loxodonta africana (EN), Panthera leo (VU), Acinonyx jubatus (VU), Lycaon pictus (EN), Giraffa camelopardalis (LR/cd), Alcelaphus busephalus (LR/cd), Kobus ellipsiprymnus (LR/cd) and K. kob (LR/cd).