Site description (2001 baseline):

Site location and context
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).

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
The relative proximity of the site to the town of Juba has resulted in intense hunting pressure.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Bandingilo. Downloaded from on 06/12/2023.