This study investigated local ecological knowledge concerning climate change in the Sudd Wetlands of South Sudan. Using semi-structured questionnaires, the authors found that South Sudanese fisherfolk perceived that they had been negatively affected by climate change over the past decade. They felt that temperatures, floods and droughts had all been higher than normal, while seasons and rainfall had become more unpredictable.
This had led to destruction of fishing villages and camps, lost/damaged fishing equipment, reduced catches and trade, among other concerns. Respondents linked climate change to local tree felling, the anger of God and ancestors, as well as natural variation.