Manda National Park

Country/territory: Chad

IBA criteria met: A3 (2001)
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Area: 114,000 ha

Site description (2001 baseline)
Manda National Park is located in central-southern Chad, to the north-west of the town of Sarh, bounded on its south-western side by the Sarh–N’Djamena road and on its north-eastern side by the Chari river. The park consists mainly of woodland-savanna and grassy flood-plain. Patchy stands of dense woodland and fringing vegetation, dominated by Isoberlinia and Monotes spp., are found along watercourses and around marshy pools. The banks of the Chari, on the north-eastern side of the park, are seasonally inundated following rainfall which starts towards the end of April. Average annual rainfall is approximately 1,100 mm.

Key biodiversity
See Box and Table 2 for key species. An estimated 30–40 Struthio camelus occur.

Non-bird biodiversity: Threatened mammal species include Lycaon pictus (EN).

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