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

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2021 very high not assessed medium
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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 (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Mutitu Forest. Downloaded from on 05/07/2022.