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      Biosphere Reserve Information



  General Description   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. It 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).
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.
  Major ecosystem type   Tropical grasslands and savannas
  Major habitats & land cover types   Savanna woodland dominated by Terminalia laxiflora, Combretum spp., Anogeissus schimperi and Isoberlinia doka; grasslands; wet meadows ("dahls") with Hyparrhenia spp., Chloris gayana, Panicum maximum and Cynodon dactylon; agroecosystems; pasture land
  Location   0845' to 1000'N; 2330' to 2445'E
  Area (hectares)    
  Total   1,250,000
  Core area(s)   1,250,000
  Buffer zone(s)  
  Transition area(s) when given  
  Altitude (metres above sea level)   +450 (average)
  Year designated   1979
  Administrative authorities   Wildlife Conservation Station, reporting to the state office in Radom and Nyala.
  Brief description   Sustainable utilization of wildlife resources
Study on the status and conditions of local communities
  Specific variables...    
  Abiotic   n.a.
  Biodiversity   Natural resources, wildlife.
  Socio-economic   Social/Socio-economic aspects.
  Integrated monitoring   Sustainable development/Sustainable use.
  Contact address   Sanad Suleiman Sanad Bin Suleiman
Wildlife Conservation General Administration
P.O. Box 336
  Telephone   (249.183) 28 11 75 / 72 / 73
  Fax   (249.11) 770 458
(249.11) 787 617

Last updated: 07/08/2007

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