South Sudan2018-11-23T19:20:34+00:00

An isolated population of Eastern chimpanzees is believed to survive in South Sudan, near the border with DR Congo and Central African Republic. Civil war has prevented research in this country, and there is very little data on chimpanzees in South Sudan. The threats they face include pet trade, habitat loss due to deforestation, diseases, bushmeat and hunting as an alternative to cattle grazing.

GREAT APES DISTRIBUTION IN SOUTH SUDAN

KEY STATISTICS

SPECIES

GREAT APE POPULATIONS

  • Eastern chimpanzee (total population in DR Congo, Central African Republic, and South Sudan): Present

AREA

619,745 km2

THREATS

  • Deforestation
  • Human encroachment
  • Civil unrest
  • Poaching

HUMAN POPULATION

12.9 million