Boni and Dodori National Reserves

Country/territory: Kenya

IBA Criteria met: A1, A3 (2014)
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Area: 249,600 ha

Protection status:

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2014 very high unfavourable low
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Site description
Boni and Dodori forests are separated by a road and stretch about 100 km along the road from the boundary where the forest starts (Near Milimani) all the way to Kiunga.

Key biodiversity

The critically endangered Ader's Duiker ( this site is believed to be the most important site in Kenya for its conservation-which has almost disappeared in Arabuko-Sokoke); un-described Rhynchocyon sp, Boni-Dodori Sengi; Lion, Leopard, the rare Haggards Oribi, and coastal Topi. Other species recorded include Spotted hyena, Cape Buffalo, Common Hippopotamus, Suni, Waterbuck, Topi, Yellow Baboon, Gentle(Syke) Monkey,Vervet Monkey, Greater Galago, Aardvark, African Civet and Genet sp. The endagered Wild Dog and the endagered Hirola had ben recorded previouls prior to the 2013 survey.     .

A total of 283 bird species have been recorded from more than 61 different families. This include five threatened and six-near-threatened bird species;27 Palaeactic Migrants , 24 Afro-tropical Migrants and 16 East African Coastal Biome species.Additionally, there are eleven Forest Specialists and 31 Forest generalists. 

IUCN Red List species as at 2014. Endangered: Basra Reed Warbler. Vulnerable: Somali Ostrich, White-headed Vulture, Lappet-faced Vulture and Martial Eagle. Near threatened: Southern Banded Snake Eagle, Bateleur, Crowned Eagle, Fischer's Turaco, Eurasian Roller and Plain-backed Sunbird.

The East African  Coastal Biome species were also recorded as indicated in the other section of the database.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Boni and Dodori National Reserves. Downloaded from on 07/03/2021.