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‘Lolldaiga-Mukogodo-Ewaso N’yiro Important Bird and Biodiversity Area’ application submitted to Nature Kenya and BirdLife

Tom Butynski and Yvonne de Jong, Lolldaiga Hills Research Programme

On 1 September 2017, the Lolldaiga Hills Research Programme submitted an application to Nature Kenya and BirdLife for recognition of the ‘Lolldaiga-Mukogodo-Ewaso N’yiro’ Important Bird and Biodiversity Area (IBA).

Beisa Oryx of Lolldaiga Hills Ranch

Carly Butynski, Department of Fish, Wildlife and Conservation Biology, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado

One of the most striking residents of Lolldaiga Hills Ranch, the Beisa Oryx Oryx beisa beisa, is a timid but distinctive figure in the northern savannas and semi-arid bushlands of the property.

Waterbuck (Kobus ellipsiprymnus) of Laikipia County

By Yvonne de Jong & Tom Butynski, Lolldaiga Hills Research Programme & Eastern Africa Primate Diversity and Conservation Program

Waterbuck Kobus ellipsiprymnus, one of biggest antelopes on Lolldaiga Hills Ranch (Laikipia County, central Kenya), are found throughout the Ranch but prefer the higher grasslands and vegetation along the streams and dams of central and south Lolldaiga.