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South Sudan

South Sudan became independent in 2011, and although a surprising amount of wildlife survived earlier conflicts, there’s fear of widespread elephant poaching since a new civil war erupted in 2013. The largest remaining herds are in the Sudd swamplands of the White Nile. South Sudan joined the EPI in 2016.

Progress Towards the EPI Aims

Stockpile Beyond Economic Use
Inventory in the Last 2 Years
Domestic Trade Closed
Declaration Against International Ivory Trade
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Facts & Figures

Country Area: 619,745 km²

Elephant Range: 309,811 km²

Protected Range: 26%

Estimated Elephant Population: 7,103

CITES Listing: Appendix I

All statistics are taken from 2016 AfESG African Elephant Status Report

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