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.
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).
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Manda National Park. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/manda-national-park-iba-chad on 01/03/2024.