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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).

Camera trap photographs of Grévy’s zebra on Lolldaiga Hills Ranch

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

Grévy’s zebra Equus grevyi are not often observed on Lolldaiga Hills Ranch. The two adult male Grévy’s zebra observed on Christmas Day, 2014, were the first records for this species on the Ranch in several years. A citizen science survey, ‘The Great Grévy’s Rally’, conducted in January 2016, found that the number of Grévy’s zebras in Kenya is between 2,257 and  2,443, and that Laikipia County supports the largest number of this ‘Endangered’ species in Kenya (Berger-Wolf et al. 2016).