Wildlife and Tourism

Jonglei is the home to many animals including, Antelopes, Giraffes, various bird species in the semi-arid desert lying between Bor, Pibor, Pochalla in Jonglei state and more than 5000 elephants living in swampy areas of Jonglei bordering Yirol County in the west and Nimule. Boma, Payomko and, Bandigilo are some of the parks within and around the state with Boma being the largest.
In collaboration with WCS, Jonglei has made another major step toward establishing a functioning network of national parks and reserves across Jonglei state, providing protection for the wildlife and wildlife migrations, and providing a platform for creating partnerships to improve security with a view to diversify economy with tourism as a source income to the government and local communities.
Fishing is the one of the major facets in facilitation and enhancing of wealth creation, food security and economy growth in Jonglei state. The fishing activities is done using the traditional spears, baiting, and wooden canoe nets and modern motor boats.