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Pictorial: U.S. Ambassador, Thomas Hushek visits Buma National Park

Author: Koang Pal | Published: Friday, June 21, 2019

U.S. Ambassador to South Sudan Thomas Hushek, USAID South Sudan Mission Director James Hope, and the Governor of Boma state, David Yau Yau visited Boma National Park on June 18, 2019, where they launch a three year $7.5 Million Wildlife and Natural Resources Conservation Project.

The project will be implemented by the WCS SOUTH SUDAN Wildlife Conservation Society to conserve wildlife, natural resources, and protected areas in South Sudan while helping to build sustainable livelihoods and mitigate conflict in and around Boma and Badingilo national parks. This new project builds on a decade of collaboration between USAID, the Wildlife Conservation Society, and local communities around Boma and Badingilo national parks that began in 2008.

The launch event was attended by the U.S. Ambassador to South Sudan Mr. Tom Hushek, USAID Mission Director Mr. Jim Hope, WCS Sudano-Sahel Regional Director Dr. Paul Elkan, Boma State Governor Honourable David Yau, the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Wildlife Conservation and Tourism Honourable Dr. Malik Marjan, representatives of the Boma National Park authorities, South Sudan National Wildlife Service, civil society partners, local authorities, chiefs and communities.

Pictorial by Obaj Okuj Shagwa

The gate of Buma National Park, Buma State, South Sudan - Photo by Obaj Okuj @eyeradio, June 18, 2019
Aerial View of Wildlife in Buma National Park - Photo by Obaj Okuj @eyeradio, June 18, 2019
Aerial View of Buma National Park Airstrip - Photo by Obaj Okuj @eyeradio, June 18, 2019
Visitors trekking to Nyat village in Buma National Park - Photo by Obaj Okuj @eyeradio, June 18, 2019
U.S. Amb. Thomas and USAID Mission Director James trekking to a nearby Nyat village in Buma National Park -Photo by Obaj Okuj @eyeradio, June 18, 2019
U.S. Amb. Thomas with his team meeting the local community in Nyat village in Buma National Park -Photo by Obaj Okuj @eyeradio, June 18, 2019
The only hand pump that provides clean drinking water to the local community in Nyat village -Photo by Obaj Okuj @eyeradio, June 18, 2019
The local community in Nyat village in Buma National Park entertaining their guests -Photo by Obaj Okuj @eyeradio, June 18, 2019
Amb Thomas and governor Yau Yau during the launch of a $7.5m project to support conservation of wildlife -Photo by Obaj Okuj @eyeradio, June 18, 2019
Wildlife Conservation Society, Sudano-Sahel Regional Director Dr. Paul Elkan speaking at the launch -Photo by Obaj Okuj @eyeradio, June 18, 2019
U.S. Amb. Thomas planting a tree in Buma National Park -Photo by Obaj Okuj @eyeradio, June 18, 2019
Buma National Park Airstrip -Photo by Obaj Okuj @eyeradio, June 18, 2019
One of the passenger planes used by visitors stuck in the mud -Photo by Obaj Okuj @eyeradio, June 18, 2019
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