Wildlife Conversation and Tourism

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H.E. Abdallah Albert
Minister
 

Minister's Profile:

 

H.E. Abdallah Albert Alfoger Chokho graduated from the University of Bona, India in 1990. Before he was appointed the minister for Wildlife Conservation and Tourism, he served as GOSS Presidential Advisor on Development. He has also served as the governor of Eastern Equatoria. Earlier, he served as a diplomat in the Sudanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs and also as minister for Education in Eastern Equatoria state. H.E. Albert, who is a Muslim, is also one of the founders of Islamic High Council for Southern Sudan and the government’s delegate to the peace talks in Machakos, Kenya. He is married and has children.

 

 

Functions:

 

The Ministry of Wildlife Conservation and Tourism performs the following functions and duties:

 

  1. Develop and execute legislation, regulations, policies and strategies for the protection and management of Southern Sudan's wildlife resources and protected areas;
  2. Formulate plans and programmes for the promotion and development of tourism in Southern Sudan;
  3. Develop policies to promote tourism as an income earning opportunity;
  4. Regulate and license private enterprises, bodies and other agencies operating in the field of tourism;
  5. Provide security to tourism institutions and resorts;
  6. Administer and manage the Wildlife Protection Service;
  7. Initiate community-based wildlife conservation and tourism industry awareness campaigns;
  8. Demarcate protected areas and build infrastructure in and around parks and reserves;
  9. Advise GoSS on international wildlife and tourism conventions and other agreements to which Sudan is a party;
  10. Develop and manage cross-border international "Peace Parks";
  11. Promotion of ecotourism; and
  12. Advise and support States and local governments in their responsibilities for wildlife conservation and tourism and build their capacity to assume all functions vested by the Constitution and GoSS policy.

 

Structure:

 

1.    Directorate of Wildlife Conversation, which consist of the following departments.
  • Department of Administration and Finance
  • Wildlife Conversation and Management
  • Anti-poaching and Law Enforcement
  • Training
  • Conversation and Education
  • Research and Planning
 
2.    Directorate of Tourism, which consist of the following departments.
  • Hotels
  • Training
  • Marketing
  • Planning and Research
  • Investment
 
3.    Directorate of Administration and Finance, which consist of the following departments.
  • Administration
  • Personnel
  • Finance

 

Projects and Programs: 

 

 

  • Parks management
  • Anti-poaching and Law Enforcement
  • Research programs
  • Conversation Education program
  • Construction of Infrastructure (offices, trails, roads and Tourist accommodation facilities)
  • Assessment Tourist attraction sites
  • Advertisement and promotions programs
  • Training of staff in various fields 

 

Publications and Documents:

 

 

  1. Wildlife Conservation and National Parks Act (2003)
  2. Tourism Potential in Southern Sudan
  3. James M. Kenyi (1985). Status and Distribution of important Wildlife and Habitat in the Sudan with emphasis to South Sudan. Proceedings of Wildlife Conference in Friendship Hall Khartoum, Sudan, 127-129 pp.
  4. James M. Kenyi (1985). The toll on Wildlife species by Tourist sport hunters and national of South Sudan between March 1978-July-1980. Proceedings of Wildlife Conference in Friendship Hall, Khartoum, Sudan 211-215 pp. 
  5. Map of Bandingilo National Park

 

Contacts:

 

Brigadier James Modi Kenyi
Deputy Director for Research
jameskenyi@yahoo.com


+249-955-024-191

 

 

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This article was updated on Feb 2, 2011