Armed Conflict and Development in South Sudan Threatens Some of Africa’s Longest and Largest Ungulate Migrations
Source: Biodiversity and Conservation, 2018
Author(s): Malik D. Morjan, Nathaniel D. Rayl, Paul W. Elkan, James C. Deutsch, M. Blake Henke, and Todd K. Fuller
Many terrestrial mammalian migrations are disappearing before they are documented. The Boma-Jonglei ecosystem in South Sudan, one of the world’s poorest and most conflicted countries, contains some of the largest, longest, and least studied ungulate migrations. A rapidly increasing human population, ongoing armed conflict, and looming oil development, however, threatens...