Mutitu Forest This is an IBA in Danger! 

Country/territory: Kenya

IBA criteria met: A1, A2 (2016)
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Area: 1,958 ha

IBA conservation status
Year of assessment (most recent) State (condition) Pressure (threat) Response (action)
2022 unfavourable very high low
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Site summary
Its one of the many dry land Hilltop forests found within the Kitui- Mwingi areas, in the larger formerly called Eastern Province.


  • The County Goverment of Kitui for having initiated the process of profilin the site as a tourist destination.
  • The various researchers at the National Museums of Kenya.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Mutitu Forest. Downloaded from on 04/12/2023.