Ministry of Wildlife Conservation and Tourism (MWCT) Structures
Name: Ministry of Wildlife Conservation and Tourism
Location of MWCT: Jebel Lemon, east of Gumbo Sherikat, Garbo, Mongalla, South Sudan
The Ministry comprises four directorates:
- Office of the Hon Minister
- The Undersecretary
- Major Directorates of MWCT:
- Administration and Finance
- Wildlife conservation
Each of these sectors has sub-divisions, e.g. the wildlife conservation (the South Sudan Wildlife Service) led by a Director General, has the following units:
- Administration and finance
- Protected areas and wildlife management
- Law enforcement
- Education and awareness
Each of these sections has a number of specialized directorates.
Directorate of Tourism:
- Tourism Marketing
Directorate of Planning:
Vision: an effective and professional Wildlife Service to promote a vibrant tourism industry.
Mission: To protect, conserve and propagate the wildlife resources to support the development needs of South Sudan and the cultural, economic, and social wellbeing of its people.
Protected Areas of South Sudan:
- Six National Parks (Southern National Park, Nimule, Boma, Badingilo, Shambe and Lantoto)
- 12 Game reserves:
Ashana, Bangangai, Bire Kpatuo, Boro, Chelkou, Fanyikang, Juba, Kidepo, Mushra, Numatina, Zeraf.
Major wildlife species:
Most of the Large African mammalian species are represented in South Sudan including the big five, cheetah, Nile lechwe, Giant eland (Derby eland), giraffe, pangolin, etc. photos will be contributed here.
Wildlife migrations: The White-eared kob and tiang – form two of the four major antelope migrations in the world (a short species account will be posted).
The big five: elephant, northern white rhino, buffalo, lion, leopard
Wetlands: more information to be supplied
Terrestrial habitats: same as above
Tourism attraction sites:
Wildlife rangers Patrolling Nimule National Park