KE064
Ol Ari Nyiro


Country/territory: Kenya

IBA Criteria met: A1 (2014)
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Area: 90,000 ha

NatureKenya

Site summary
Ol Ari Nyiro (OAN) which was also called Laikipia Nature Conservancy (LNC) stands out among other conservation areas in the greater Laikipia region for two main reasons. First, it remains the largest privately protected area in the area covering 400 km2, encompassing the most diverse habitat types from grass lands, high forest to riverine vegetation. Secondly, its the only conservancy in Laikipia without livestock, exclusively dedicated to nature conservation following the complete eradication of cattle ranching in 1998. A remarkable improvement in biodiversity richness has been witnessed since then, with significant increase in vegetation cover.

Acknowledgements
National Museums of Kenya especially the Directorate of Research and Collection and Collections and the Gallmann Memorial Foundation


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Ol Ari Nyiro. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 29/11/2021.