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Location South Sudan, West Bahr-al-Ghazal
Central coordinates 24o 0.00' East  9o 10.00' North
IBA criteria A3
Area 1,250,970 ha
Altitude 450 - 1,000m
Year of IBA assessment 2001

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 Terminalia brownii, Combretum spp., Anogeissus leiocarpus and Isoberlinia doka. 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.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Black-breasted Barbet Pogonornis rolleti resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Heuglin's Francolin Pternistis icterorhynchus resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Red-throated Bee-eater Merops bulocki resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Foxy Cisticola Cisticola troglodytes resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Senegal Eremomela Eremomela pusilla resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Bronze-tailed Glossy-starling Lamprotornis chalcurus resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Chestnut-crowned Sparrow-weaver Plocepasser superciliosus resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Bush Petronia Petronia dentata resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Black-bellied Firefinch Lagonosticta rara resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Black-throated Firefinch Lagonosticta larvata resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Radom National Park 1,250,000 protected area contained by site 1,250,000  
Radom National Park UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve 1,250,000 is identical to site 1,250,970  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Shrubland   90%
Forest   9%

Land use

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

Other 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).

References IUCN (1986b), IUCN/UNEP (1987).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Radom. Downloaded from on 25/10/2014

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