Re-establishing effective management in Southern National Park

Florian Berger
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Grantee Fauna & Flora International
Type Protected Area Management
Location South Sudan
Grant Amount $150,000
Duration 1 year

South Sudan’s wildlife areas have been decimated by decades of civil war. Political instability resulted in the breakdown of law enforcement and the proliferation of automatic firearms. As the country gradually returns to peace, there is an opportunity now to re-establish effective management in the country’s iconic national parks. Southern is South Sudan’s largest protected area and is an area with massive potential for lion recovery, though the current status of the species in the area is unknown. LRF has granted Fauna and Flora International to help them work with the South Sudanese authorities to reassert a management presence in the park.