|Central coordinates||18o 5.00' East 9o 25.00' North|
|Altitude||362 - 452m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2001|
Ornithological information See Box and Table 2 for key species. An estimated 30–40 Struthio camelus occur.
Site description Manda National Park is located in central-southern Chad, to the north-west of the town of Sarh, bounded on its south-western side by the Sarh–N’Djamena road and on its north-eastern side by the Chari river. The park consists mainly of woodland-savanna and grassy flood-plain. Patchy stands of dense woodland and fringing vegetation, dominated by Isoberlinia and Monotes spp., are found along watercourses and around marshy pools. The banks of the Chari, on the north-eastern side of the park, are seasonally inundated following rainfall which starts towards the end of April. Average annual rainfall is approximately 1,100 mm.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Red-throated Bee-eater Merops bulocki||resident||1997||present [units unknown]||-||A3||Least Concern|
|Black-breasted Barbet Lybius rolleti||resident||1997||present [units unknown]||-||A3||Least Concern|
|Yellow Penduline-tit Anthoscopus parvulus||resident||1997||present [units unknown]||-||A3||Least Concern|
|Rufous Cisticola Cisticola rufus||resident||1997||present [units unknown]||-||A3||Least Concern|
|Senegal Eremomela Eremomela pusilla||resident||1997||present [units unknown]||-||A3||Least Concern|
|Blackcap Babbler Turdoides reinwardii||resident||1997||present [units unknown]||-||A3||Least Concern|
|Purple Glossy-starling Lamprotornis purpureus||resident||1997||present [units unknown]||-||A3||Least Concern|
|White-collared Starling Grafisia torquata||resident||1997||rare [units unknown]||-||A3||Least Concern|
|Gambaga Flycatcher Muscicapa gambagae||breeding||1997||unknown [units unknown]||-||A3||Least Concern|
|Bush Petronia Petronia dentata||resident||1997||present [units unknown]||-||A3||Least Concern|
|Red-faced Pytilia Pytilia hypogrammica||resident||1997||present [units unknown]||-||A3||Least Concern|
|Protected area||Designation||Area (ha)||Relationship with IBA||Overlap with IBA (ha)|
|Manda||National Park||114,000||is identical to site||114,000|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
|nature conservation and research||-|
Other biodiversity Threatened mammal species include Lycaon pictus (EN).
Management considerations Manda was originally established as a Faunal Reserve in 1953, and upgraded to a National Park in 1965. The original purpose of the reserve was to conserve a population of Taurotragus derbianus, but the species is now extinct at the site, although it still occurs in the Goundi region, west of Manda. Large-mammal populations have shrunk to low levels, although Lycaon pictus are still thought to occur. Large numbers of domestic animals invade the park during the dry season. The vegetation is, nevertheless, still thought to be relatively intact. A French-financed conservation project has been in operation since the mid-1990s, considerably improving protection of the park.
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2013) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Manda National Park. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 25/05/2013
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