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Rare elephant species seen for first time in South Sudan

2015-12-10 - Juba, Sudan

Wildlife researchers have found forest elephants for the first time in South Sudan, along with dozens of other rare animal species in Western Equatoria state, a conservation organization said. Scientists from Bucknell University, South Sudan´s Wildlife Service, and Fauna and Flora International organization set up dozens of camera traps over 8000 square kilometers in Western Equatoria state in the last six months, taking 20,000 photographs.



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Camera trapping survey captures newest country

Remote cameras offer glimpse into the forgotten forests of South Sudan

2015-12-09 - Khartoum, Sudan

Over six months, the camera traps captured more than 20,000 wildlife images, including the first pictures of forest elephants (Loxodonta cyclotis) ever taken in South Sudan.The cameras also found a number of other species never before recorded in South Sudan (or in pre-independence records) including the African golden cat, water chevrotain, red river hog and giant pangolin.

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2015-12-remote-cameras-glimpse-forgotten-forests.html#jCp



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South Sudan to open first game park next year

2007-10-06 - Juba, Sudan

South Sudan will invite bidders to run its first game park hotel set in the elephant-rich area of Nimule on the border with Uganda, the Wildlife Ministrys director-general for tourism said. Joseph Oroto said they had almost completed the renovation of a 42-bed lodge set on a hill with views over the White Niles sweeping entrance from Uganda to Sudan where some 50 herds of elephants drink.



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Elephant herds found on isolated island

2007-05-28 - Juba, Sudan

International wildlife experts have located hundreds of wild elephants on a treeless island in the swamps of south Sudan, where they apparently avoided unchecked hunting during more than 20 years of war. Environmentalists are keeping the location of the island in the Sudd area secret to prevent poachers from killing the animals.



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Groups: Sudan must fight elephant poachers

2005-03-17 - KHARTOUM, Sudan

International groups fighting the poaching of ivory accuse Sudanese officials of doing too little to stop a trade that is rapidly reducing the numbers of elephants in Africa.

But in sprawling Sudanese markets where ivory curios are sold, merchants complain the wildlife authorities are too diligent, if anything. They accuse officials of harassment by carrying out checks to see if they are selling legal, antique ivory. They are wary of speaking to a reporter.



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In Africa, Ivory Battle Pits Elephant Conservationists Against Illegal Trade

2004-11-15 - OMDURMAN, Sudan

All manner of trinkets and goods are available in the
famous market here, just north of Khartoum: broken pocket watches from the
colonial era, camel whips, Koranic charms and swords from Sudans ancient
tribes.

But it is the ivory figurines of naked women and elephants tusks carved
into crocodiles with gaping jaws that dominate.



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6 Headlines about Elephants from Sudan2015-12-10 - Juba, Sudan - Rare elephant species seen for first time in South Sudan 2015-12-09 - Khartoum, Sudan - Remote cameras offer glimpse into the forgotten forests of South Sudan 2007-10-06 - Juba, Sudan - South Sudan to open first game park next year 2007-05-28 - Juba, Sudan - Elephant herds found on isolated island 2005-03-17 - Khartoum, Sudan - Groups: Sudan must fight elephant poachers 2004-11-15 - Omdurman, Sudan - In Africa, Ivory Battle Pits Elephant Conservationists Against Illegal Trade


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2015-12-10-Juba
Rare elephant species seen for first time in South Sudan
2015-12-09-Khartoum
Remote cameras offer glimpse into the forgotten forests of South Sudan
2007-10-06-Juba
South Sudan to open first game park next year
2007-05-28-Juba
Elephant herds found on isolated island
2005-03-17-Khartoum
Groups: Sudan must fight elephant poachers
2004-11-15-Omdurman
In Africa, Ivory Battle Pits Elephant Conservationists Against Illegal Trade