Kenya Important Bird Areas (IBAs) and their Status, 2003-04

This dataset portrays Important Bird Areas (IBAs) and their status in Kenya, 2003-2004. The data depicts each IBA by a point in the center of its associated area. IBAs range from 1 hectare to more than 1 million hectares in size.

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This data was used in Map 5.3 in Nature's Benefits in Kenya: An Atlas of Ecosystems and Human Well-Being. Please note that this data is frequently updated. Please refer to Birdlife International's website for most updated versions and downloads:


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Fishpool, L.D.C., and M.I. Evans. 2001. Important Bird Areas in Africa and Associated Islands: Priority Sites for Conservation. Cambridge, United Kingdom: Birdlife International. Online at

Ng'weno, F., P. Matiku, and N. Otieno (editors). 2004. Kenya's Important Bird Areas, Status and Trends 2004. Nairobi: Nature Kenya, the East Africa Natural History Society. Online at


Project: Ecosystem Service Mapping

Page Last Updated: August 19, 2016

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