09 Jul '11, 11am

Wildlife Key to South Sudan's Future as New Nation

South Sudan officially became independent from Sudan at 12:01 a.m. local time Saturday, the result of a long political process that started with a 2005 peace deal and culminated in an overwhelmingly pro-independence vote in January. The new government in Juba has its work cut out for it. Over-Dependent On Oil Exploration Among other challenges, the economy is dangerously over-dependent on oil exploration, which accounts for some 98 percent of the region's revenues. Nearby countries such as Kenya and Tanzania reap some $1.2 billion in annual revenue from tourism, according to the Wildlife Conservation Society, which believes South Sudan 's natural resources, if well-managed, could be a similar draw: [M]ammal migrations rivaling those of the Serengeti survived decades of war, and vast tracts of savannas and wetlands remain largely intact. South Sudan boasts some of the most ...

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