Country/territory: South Sudan

IBA criteria met: A3 (2001)
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Area: 90,000 ha

Site description (2001 baseline)
This Game Reserve lies on the Lol river, an affluent of the Bahr el Ghazal, north-west of the town of Wau. The habitat is principally savanna woodland.

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: Loxodonta africana (EN), Syncerus caffer (LR/cd), Taurotragus derbianus (LR/nt), Hippotragus equinus (LR/cd), Alcelaphus bucelaphus lelwel (LR/cd) and Kobus kob (LR/cd).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Ashana. Downloaded from on 01/03/2024.