South Sudan

South Sudan has been caught in a cycle of civil conflicts since 1955. Now an independent nation, control over natural resources such as oil and timber has been key to its recurrent periods of violence. Once home to some of the richest and most populous wildlife habitats in Africa, insecurity and the availability of arms have driven severe losses in biodiversity, the true extent of which remains unclear. Pollution from its oil industry plagues oil producing areas with lax controls over environmental standards.

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Country brief: South Sudan

A brief introductory overview of the environmental dimensions of the conflict in South Sudan, with facts, figures and further reading.

Blogs

Twitter: #SouthSudan

.@FaunaFloraInt on work with the community to protect a newly declared nature reserve in #SouthSudan, under pressure from illegal resource extraction and other unsustainable subsistence activities driven by extreme poverty and food insecurity. https://phys.org/news/2021-02-area-relieves-pressure-primates-pangolins.html

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