South Sudan’s Sudd wetlands are crucial for regulating water and climate, and for the habitats and resources they provide, but oil production and hydropolitics are threatening their survival. Eoghan Darbyshire looks at the choices the government needs to make.
Deforestation is a common problem for countries affected by conflict. In 2020, COVID-19 placed further constraints on forest management in these areas. This report reviews the latest satellite data on forest loss in seven countries, analysing the forces driving deforestation.