Los Angeles, California, US - South Sudan is losing its forests at a rapid rate. With no unified policy, the country's government is at odds with itself on how to address the problem. One ministry...
Over 10% of South Sudan’s land area is covered by forests. Given the recent founding of the country, there is little information about the country’s forests or rates of deforestation (FAO, 2015). Illegal logging is a problem in the country, exacerbated by weak governance and conflict. The Ugandan army has been implicated in the illegal logging of teak in the country.