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Lolldaiga Hills Research Programme

The Lolldaiga Hills Research Programme (LHRP) was initiated on 1st August 2013. The goal of the LHRP is to maintain....

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Biodiversity

Biodiversity

Although additional surveys have yet to be undertaken, there can be no doubt that the Ranch supports well over half of the species of plants and animals present in Laikipia County.

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The Lolldaiga Hills Research Programme Newsletter is produced bi-monthly. Visit the Newsletter page to download earlier issues.

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Lolldaiga Hills

About Lolldaiga Hills

Lolldaiga Hills Ranch is a 200 km2 (49,000 acre) cattle ranch and wildlife conservancy. Located 20 km north west of Mount Kenya at an altitude of 1,800 – 2,300 m, the Ranch has outstanding views of Mount Kenya and the Aberdares.

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Lolldaiga Hills Conservation Landscape

About the Lolldaiga Hills Conservation Landscape

The Lolldaiga Hills Conservation Landscape (LHCL) is comprised of four properties; Lolldaiga (ca. 200 km²), Ole Naishu (ca. 125 km²), Enasoit (ca. 17 km²), and Ol Jogi (ca. 210 km²)...

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Archive for August, 2015

341 bird species listed for Lolldaiga Hills Ranch

By Tom Butynski & Yvonne de Jong, Lolldaiga Hills Research Programme

The bird list for the Lolldaiga Hills Ranch was up-dated the 1st of August 2015. The list is now composed of 341 species. Of these, 10 are globally threatened with extinction; six are ‘Endangered’ and four are ‘Vulnerable’. Seven species are ‘Near Threatened’. Click here to view the list.

Hartlaub's turaco (Tauraco hartlaubi)

Hartlaub’s turaco (Tauraco hartlaubi), one of the 341 bird species supported by Lolldaiga Hills Ranch. Photograph by Paul Benson.

 


99 mammal species listed for the Lolldaiga Hills

By Tom Butynski & Yvonne de Jong, Lolldaiga Hills Research Programme

The mammal list for the Lolldaiga Hills Conservation Landscape was up-dated on 1 August 2015. The list is now composed of 99 species, among which 21 are carnivores and 25 are ungulates. Of the mammal species known to occur in this landscape, seven are globally threatened with extinction; one is ‘Critically Endangered’, two are ‘Endangered’, and four are ‘Vulnerable’. Six species are ‘Near Threatened’. Click here to view the list.

Aardvark (Oryxteropus afer) at Lolldaiga Hills Ranch. Photograph obtained by the Lolldaiga Hills Research Programme in partnership with The Zoological Society of London.

Aardvark (Oryxteropus afer) at Lolldaiga Hills Ranch. Photograph obtained by the Lolldaiga Hills Research Programme in partnership with The Zoological Society of London.


Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund meeting held on Lolldaiga Hills Ranch

By Tom Butynski, Lolldaiga Hills Research Programme

Twenty-two people met at Lolldaiga Hills Ranch during 21-25 July 2015 for a mid-term review of the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund’s (CEPF) investment in the Eastern Afromontane Biodiversity Hotspot.  A ‘CEPF Board Meeting’ and a ‘CEPF Regional Implementation Team Meeting’ were also held.  

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In order to provide the members of CEPF with more information about Laikipia County and its conservation values, activities, and needs, the Lolldaiga Hills Research Programme organized a round table titled, ‘Laikipia County:  Conservation and Research’. 

The following presentations were made:

  • Chris Thouless – Biodiversity and conservation in the Laikipia area
  • Truman Young –  Conflict and coexistence between livestock and biodiversity:  Results of recent research in Laikipia
  • Peter Hetz –  Role of research and citizen science in a conservation membership organization – the Laikipia Wildlife Forum 2015 and beyond
  • Kuki Gallmann – Ol Ari Nyiro Important Bird Area and Key Biodiversity Area

 


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  • Species List

    Interested which species are supported by the Lolldaiga Hills? Click here to see our species lists!

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  • Instant Wild

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