Conflict threatens wildlife in South Sudan

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South Sudan is endowed with a rich variety of wildlife and has a huge potential to become a source of income through tourism and other economic activities.

But instability is affecting this vital sector and authorities have raised concerns about increased poaching.

The Bandigilo and Boma National Parks have both been affected by the crisis.

A recent report from the wildlife conservation Society says that charcoal production is also major threat to the habitat.

The Director General for Wildlife in South Sudan, Philip Majak tells the UN's Suzan Dokolo about the negative impact of conflict on wildlife.

Duration: 4’56″

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