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Radom Biosphere Reserve, Sudan

Radom National Park was designated as a biosphere reserve in 1979. It is situated in southern Darfur close to the border to the Central African Republic, encompassing 1,250,970 hectares. Located in the Eastern Sahel, the area is characterized by savanna woodland with riverine forests.

Designation date: 1979

Networks

Regional network:  AfriMAB

Ecosystem-based network: 

  

    Description

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    Surface : 1,250,000

    • Core area(s): 1,250,000 
    • Buffer zone(s): N/A
    • Transition zone(s): N/A

    Location: 08°45' to 10°00'N; 23°30' to 24°45'E

    Administrative Authorities

    Wildlife Conservation General Administration
    P.O. Box 336
     Khartoum
    Sudan

    Tel.: (249.183) 28 11 75

    Email: wildlife_sudan@yahoo.com

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    Ecological Characteristics

    The Biosphere Reserve is a broken hilly area mainly with altitudes about 450 meters above sea level and with two permanent rivers. The mountain range within the biosphere reserve constitutes a watershed dividing the Central African and Sudanese hydrographic system. Dominant tree species are Terminalia brownii Combretum spp., Anogeissus leiocarpus and Isoberlinia doka. Endangered woodland and plain mammalian species include the elephant (Loxodanta africana) and giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis). 

    Socio-Economic Characteristics

    About 16,000 people (including refugees) live within the biosphere reserve boundaries (2001). Major human land use activities include agriculture (sorghum, watermelon, sugar cane), honey collection, pastoralism and tree felling for trade and charcoal.

     

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    Last updated: May 2019