Country/territory: South Sudan

IBA criteria met: A3 (2001)
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Area: 1,650,000 ha

Site description (2001 baseline)
This site is located between the towns of Bor in the north and Juba in the south, to the east of the White Nile. The park is centred on a swamp c.40 km east of the town of Mongalla which provides a dry-season refuge for mammal populations. It also includes the large surrounding area of mostly waterless plains.

Key biodiversity
See Box and Table 2 for key species.

Non-bird biodiversity: The following mammals of global conservation concern occur, or used to do so: Giraffa camelopardalis (LR/cd), Syncerus caffer (LR/cd), Alcelaphus buselaphus (LR/cd), Redunca redunca (LR/cd), Tragelaphus derbianus (LR/nt) and Kobus kobus (LR/cd).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Bandingilo. Downloaded from on 03/12/2023.