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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

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 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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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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The Lolldaiga Hills Ranch Bird List reaches 369 species!

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

A new bird list bird list has been compiled for Lolldaiga Hills Ranch. A dozen species have been added to this list since November 2015. The total number of bird species on the current list is 369. Of these, 12 species are globally threatened with extinction; three are ‘Critically Endangered’, five are ‘Endangered’, and four are ‘Vulnerable’. In addition, nine species are ‘Near Threatened’.

Yellow bishop (Euplectes capensis) at Lolldaiga Hills Ranch. Photograph by Paul Benson.

Yellow bishop (Euplectes capensis) at Lolldaiga Hills Ranch. Photograph by Paul Benson.

Two species, Lammergeier and Southern Ground Hornbill, have been extirpated from the Lolldaiga Hills. Lammergeier no long occurs in Laikipia County. Southern Ground Hornbill, if still present in Laikipia County, must be down to but a few individuals.

The Southern ground hornbill (Bucorvus leadbeateri) at Nakuru National Park, Kenya.

The Southern ground hornbill (Bucorvus leadbeateri) at Nakuru National Park, Kenya. Photograph by Yvonne de Jong and Tom Butynski.

Click here to download the bird list of Lolldaiga Hills Ranch.

Verreaux’s eagle (Aquila verreauxi) near the northwest corner of Lolldaiga Hills Ranch. Photograph by Yvonne de Jong and Tom Butynski.

Verreaux’s eagle (Aquila verreauxi) near the northwest corner of Lolldaiga Hills Ranch. Photograph by Yvonne de Jong and Tom Butynski.

Shelley’s francolin (Francolinus shelleyi) at Lolldaiga Hills Ranch. Photograph by Paul Benson.

Shelley’s francolin (Francolinus shelleyi) at Lolldaiga Hills Ranch. Photograph by Paul Benson.

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