By James Deng Dimo
WAU, 15 May 2012 [Gurtong] – The 79 officers are being trained at Manyani field training school and at the Kenya Wildlife Service Training Institute in Naivasha.
The training that has been sponsored by the Kenya Southern Sudan Liaison Office (KESSULO) will end mid next month and seeks to boost efforts to protect and conserve the large and uncontrolled wildlife in the Republic of South Sudan.
The officers are being trained on a number of wildlife –related issues including conservation of parks and wildlife management.
Upon completion of the training, the officers will immediately start operations in the Southern park, the largest park in South Sudan that covers four states of Warrap, Lakes, Western Bahr el Ghazal and Western Equatoria.
This is part of efforts by the South Sudanese Government to protect its rich wildlife and boost income from tourism.
Two decades of civil war cost more than 2 million lives and wiped out much of the region's wildlife — but not all of it, with South Sudan being home to one of the planet's great animal migrations.