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.
The African continent is home to some of the world’s most amazing wildlife and natural wonders. Yet rural communities see little value in their wildlife neighbors, as growth in human population and changing climatic conditions place increasing strain on the continent’s natural resources.
To hear Craig Sholley tell it, AWF never intended to build schools. Supporting capacity building and opportunities for conservation education, sure. But physically building a school?
After more than a year of training and field experience, the first round of AWF Conservation Management Trainees has already amassed a wealth of experience.
Once believed to be a subspecies of the western red colobus, the Niger Delta red colobus was only discovered in 1993 and declared a full species in 2007.