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Friday, November 25, 2016

South Sudan Endangered Species

The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ for SOUTH SUDAN in North-Central Africa lists 4 critically endangered species and 11 endangered species. The following species — all of which are scavenger birds — are critically endangered in South Sudan: the Hooded Vulture, Rueppell’s Griffon, White-Backed Vulture, and White-Headed Vulture. Endangered species are the Aloe erensii plant, Aloe macleayi plant, Basra Reed Warbler, Cape Hunting Dog, Common Chimpanzee, Egyptian Eagle, Lappet-Faced Vulture, Natal Thrush bird, Nile Lechwe antelope, Saker Falcon, and Steppe Eagle. Nile Lechwes are scattered throughout South Sudan and parts of western Ethiopia.

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