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Arabuko Sokoke Forest

The Arabuko Sokoke Forest Reserve covers an area of 420 square kilomteres and is the largest remaining indigenous coastal forest in East Africa. The Arabuko Sokoke National Park, in the north western edge of the forest, is only approximately 6 kilomteres squared.

The forest is rich in biodiversity and is home to six globally threatened bird species (Sokoke Scops Owl, Spotted Ground Thrush, East Coast Akalat, Amani Sunbird, Sokoke Pipit, and Clarke’s Weaver).

Over 50 species of mammals have been recorded in the forest - 5 of which are globally threatened (Golden Rumped Elephant Shrew, Red Bush Squirrel, Bushy Tailed Mongoose, Ader's Duiker, and African Elephant).

The forest also has rich populations of invertebrates (including 4 endemic butterfly species), reptiles, and amphibeans.

Further information can be found at the following websites:

Arabuko Sokoke Schools and Ecotourism Scheme
Arabuko-Sokoke Forest Management and Conservation Project, Kenya - Birdlife International
Arabuko Sokoke National Park - Kenya Wildlife Service

Kenya Wildlife Service - Arabuko Sokoke

Kenya Wildlife Service - Arabuko Sokoke

Wildlife Service, Arabuko Sokoke Forest

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