Kwenia This is an IBA in Danger! 

Country/territory: Kenya

IBA criteria met: A1 (2012)
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Area: 2,000 ha

IBA conservation status
Year of assessment (most recent) Threat (pressure) Condition (state) Action (response)
2022 very high unfavourable high
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Site summary
Kwenia is situated in Kajiado District, Southern Kenya, aproximately 80km south of Nairobi. Rainfall is bimodal with annual average of 600mm, increasing with elevation from 500mm in the plains to 1,250 mm in the highlands. Tempartaure also vary with altitude and range from 12 degres in the highlands to 34 degreess in plains.

The Peregrine Fund's Pan African Raptor Conservation programme, The Masai Community leaving in Kwenia, Kilonito, and Elanguata Was area of Kajiado and Magadi districts especially Magdalene and Titus, Mr Kores of the Kajiado County Council and Steven Okiri of the Magadi Soda Company plus the numerous volunteers who collected data.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Kwenia. Downloaded from on 29/05/2023.