André Félix National Park complex

Country/territory: Central African Republic

IBA Criteria met: A3 (2001)
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Area: 590,000 ha

Protection status:

Site description
The IBA covers the André Félix National Park in the broad sense, i.e. the National Park (170,000 ha) and surrounding buffer zone of Yata-Ngaya Faunal Reserve (420,000 ha). This area of the Sudan–Guinea Savanna biome is situated in the north-east of the country, south-east of the town of Birao and against the international frontier with Sudan where it is contiguous with Radom National Park (SD012). It consists of a low-lying, fairly open woodland in the northern half, with a more thickly wooded, elevated southern sector.

Key biodiversity
See Box and Table 3 for key species. No bird observations are available specifically from the National Park itself, but some 228 species have been recorded from the adjacent Birao area (the result of four months’ survey). Of these, 180 species can be expected to breed.

Non-bird biodiversity: There is a small, isolated population of the mammal Tragelaphus strepsiceros (LR/cd) just outside the IBA, to the north-west (the only population in the Central African Republic).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: André Félix National Park complex. Downloaded from on 10/08/2020.