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.
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).
Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
The relative proximity of the site to the town of Juba has resulted in intense hunting pressure.
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Bandingilo. Downloaded from
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