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The Boma Plateau
is a region in the east of South Sudan
South Sudan , officially the Republic of South Sudan, is a landlocked country located in the Sahel region of northeastern Africa. It is also part of the North Africa UN sub-region. Its current capital is Juba, which is also its largest city; the capital city is planned to be moved to the more...
, located in the Jonglei
Jonglei is one of the 10 states of South Sudan. Jonglei is the largest state in the Republic of South Sudan, with approximately 122,479 km2, as well as the most populous according to the controversial 2008 census conducted during present-day South Sudan's second period of autonomy. Bor is the...
and Eastern Equatoria provinces. It is inhabited by the Anuak, Murle
The Murle are an ethnic group residing in Pibor County, Jonglei State, South Sudan as well as in Ethiopia. They have also been referred to in the literature as Beir by the Dinka or others who got information from them...
The Toposa are an ethnic group in South Sudan, living in the Greater Kapoeta region of Eastern Equatoria state.They have traditionally lived by herding cattle, sheep and goats, and in the past were involved in the ivory trade...
peoples. It contains important wetlands for birdlife in the region. Wildlife is threatened by overgrazing by cattle, and by overhunting by local tribes with firearms.
Within it, Boma National Park
The Boma National Park is found in South Sudan close to the Ethiopian border. It was established in 1986. This site is 22,800 km².The park is an important refuge for the white-eared kob the Tiang and the Mongalla Gazelle...
(2,280,000 ha) was established in 1977.
The Boma Plateau is also one of the few places in the world where wild Coffea arabica
Coffea arabica is a species of Coffea originally indigenous to the mountains of Yemen in the Arabian Peninsula, hence its name, and also from the southwestern highlands of Ethiopia and southeastern Sudan. It is also known as the "coffee shrub of Arabia", "mountain coffee" or "arabica coffee"...
It is contiguous with the Ethiopian Highlands.