Mumoni Hill Forest Reserve

Country/territory: Kenya

IBA criteria met: A1, A2 (2016)
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Area: 11,031 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
Mumoni Forest is situated in Mwingi District of Kitui County. 

The County Goverment of Kitui, under the directorate of Tourism and Forestry should be acknowledged for having given Nature Kenya a contract to develop and market the site as a key birding destination and later as an IBA. Also for having funded OCA for the groups, capacity building workshops and co-ordinated the various stakeholders during the launch of the project that lead to the establishment of the SSG and holding of the 2nd IBA-NLC of 2016  meeting that qualified the site as an IBA.

We would also like to thank the National Museums of Kenya, Ornithology section for having joined Nature Kenya in the 2016 Resurveys that let to the qualification of the site as an IBA.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Mumoni Hill Forest Reserve. Downloaded from on 02/03/2024.