At more than 30 million sq. km, the continent of Africa could accommodate the United States, China, India and Europe and still have room to spare. Open, wild land on the continent is becoming scarcer, however.
More than 30 percent of South Sudanese do not have access to water—and in a country where 80 percent of the workforce is employed in agriculture—water is critical not only for health and hygiene, but also the majority of livelihoods.
Besides the overabundance of wildlife I have been shooting, this week I had the opportunity to travel to Burunge to visit one of AWF’s WMAs. Just a quick recap for those of you who don’t know what a WMA is, WMA is an acronym for Wildlife Management Area.
As the school year begins, six young conservationists are gearing up for a different type of education—one that is very hands on.
A new country faces any number of challenges, and for the Republic of South Sudan, that includes determining how best to manage its abundance of natural resources.
At the request of the government, AWF is assisting South Sudan in establishing appropriate policies that will help protect its natural resources. Former Maasai Steppe Director, James Kahurananga has been working in Juba as the AWF technical advisor for the Ministry of Wildlife Conservation and Tourism.