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

DECLARATION AGAINST INTERNATIONAL IVORY TRADE

DOMESTIC TRADE CLOSED

INVENTORY IN THE LAST 2 YEARS

STOCKPILE BEYOND ECONOMIC USE

SOUTH SUDAN'S

EPI FRIEND OF THE MONTH

KHAMIS DING

September 2018

Our EPI Friend of the Month is Khamis Ding, Director of External Relations and Natural Resources Management of the South Sudan National Wildlife Service. South Sudan joined the EPI in 2016.

Country Area: 619,745 km²

Elephant Range Area: 309,811 km² (50%)

Protected Range: 26%

Estimated Elephant Population: 7,103 +/- 5,911

CITES Appendix: N/A

All statistics are taken from 2016 AfESG African Elephant Status Report

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