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Kenya

Capital: Nairobi
World Bank Region: Sub-Saharan Africa
World Bank Income level: Lower middle income
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Land area (km2): 569,140 (2007)
 
Population (people): 37,250,540 (2007)
 
Population density (people per km2 land area): 65.45 (2007)
 
Population growth (annual): 2.6% (2007)
 
Life expectancy at birth (years): 56 (2007)
 
Infant mortality rate (per 1000 live births): 50 (2007)
 
GDP per capita, PPP (current international $): $2,306.87 (2007)
 
GDP growth (annual): 6.9% (2007)

 
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Terrestrial Protected Areas over 100km2
Name WDPA ID (Link to DOPA) WDPA ID (Link to BIOPAMA) Area (km2) IUCN Management Category
Aberdare 33435 33435 947 Not Reported
Aberdare 756 756 770 II
Amboseli 758 758 388 II
Arabuko Sokoke 7422 7422 368 Not Reported
Arawale 2423 2423 450 VI
Awer Community Conservancy 555566888 555566888 210 Not Reported
Bahati 7542 7542 112 Not Reported
Biliqo-Bulesa Community Conservancy 555555520 555555520 3787 Not Reported
Bisanadi 2422 2422 705 VI
Boni 2417 2417 1346 Not Reported
Borana 555555494 555555494 119 Not Reported
Buffalo Springs 2295 2295 126 II
Chemorogok 7547 7547 111 Not Reported
Chyulu Hills 19563 19563 522 II
Diani 7423 7423 107 VI
Dodori 2591 2591 729 Not Reported
Eastern Mau 33443 33443 658 Not Reported
Elangata Wuas 555555484 555555484 602 Not Reported
Embobut 7558 7558 200 Not Reported
Hanshak-Nyongoro Community Conservancy 555555521 555555521 784 Not Reported
Hell's Gate 7506 7506 119 II
Imenti or Upper Imenti 7653 7653 122 Not Reported
Ishaqbini Hirola Community Conservancy 555555505 555555505 689 Not Reported
Jaldesa Community Conservancy 555555506 555555506 521 Not Reported
Kakamega 33450 33450 180 Not Reported
Kalama Community Wildlife Conservancy 555555496 555555496 497 Not Reported
Kaptagat 7577 7577 117 Not Reported
Kenya Lake System in the Great Rift Valley 555542339 555542339 333 Not Assigned
Kikuyu Escarpment 7602 7602 413 Not Reported
Kipkunurr 7612 7612 153 Not Reported
Kiptaberr 7614 7614 107 Not Reported
Kiunga Marine Conservancy 3038 3038 288 Not Reported
Kora 2416 2416 1647 II
Laikipia 62221 62221 166 VI
Lake Naivasha 103549 103549 288 Not Reported
Lake Nakuru 68092 68092 177 Not Reported
Lake Nakuru 762 762 187 II
Lake Turkana National Parks 145586 145586 1535 Not Assigned
Lelan 7627 7627 110 Not Reported
Leparua Community Conservancy 555566903 555566903 328 Not Reported
Lewa Wildlife Conservancy 555555490 555555490 163 Not Reported
Loisaba Wilderness 555555495 555555495 173 Not Reported
Londiani 7631 7631 214 Not Reported
Losai 2415 2415 1578 VI
Lower Tana Delta Conservation Trust 555555507 555555507 518 Not Reported
Ltungai Community Conservancy Trust 555566905 555566905 193 Not Reported
Lumo 72309 72309 223 Not Reported
Mara North 555555513 555555513 334 Not Reported
Maralal 10751 10751 170 IV
Marmanet 7645 7645 208 Not Reported
Marsabit 7647 7647 147 Not Reported
Marsabit 753 753 1893 II
Masai Mara 1297 1297 1766 II
Mathews Range 7649 7649 968 Not Reported
Meibae Community Conservancy 555566906 555566906 1016 Not Reported
Melako Community Conservancy 555555503 555555503 5494 Not Reported
Meru 755 755 853 II
Mombasa 12345 12345 194 Not Reported
Mount Elgon 760 760 104 II
Mount Elgon 7660 7660 605 Not Reported
Mount Kenya 7661 7661 2132 Not Reported
Mount Kenya 757 757 596 II
Mount Kenya National Park/Natural Forest 145585 145585 1985 Not Assigned
Mount Londiani 7662 7662 222 Not Reported
Mount Nyiru 7663 7663 457 Not Reported
Mpala 555555491 555555491 195 Not Reported
Mpus Kutuk Community Conservancy 555555508 555555508 544 Not Reported
Mugie 555555502 555555502 186 Not Reported
Mukogodo 7668 7668 309 Not Reported
Naboisho 555555518 555555518 210 Not Reported
Naibunga Conservancy Trust 555555509 555555509 471 Not Reported
Nakuprat-Gotu Community Conservancy 555555519 555555519 720 Not Reported
Namanga Hill 7679 7679 106 Not Reported
Namunyak Wildlife Conservation Trust 555555497 555555497 2869 Not Reported
Nasuulu Community Wildlife Conservancy 555555522 555555522 346 Not Reported
Ndera Community Conservancy 555555523 555555523 1164 Not Reported
Ndotos Range 7685 7685 952 Not Reported
Ngai Ndethya 2595 2595 227 VI
Ngorare 555566897 555566897 157 Not Reported
North Kitui 2592 2592 669 VI
North Nandi 7692 7692 112 Not Reported
Northern Tinderet 7693 7693 293 Not Reported
Ol Jogi Ranch 17826 17826 116 Not Reported
Ol Lentille Conservancy 555566898 555566898 107 Not Reported
Ol Pejeta 555555499 555555499 372 Not Reported
Ol Pejeta Conservancy 555566900 555566900 366 Not Reported
Ol-pusimoru 7705 7705 356 Not Reported
Olare Orok 555555514 555555514 111 Not Reported
Pate Marine Community Conservancy 555566904 555566904 192 Not Reported
Rahole 2418 2418 1231 VI
Ruko Community Widlife Conservancy 555555510 555555510 179 Not Reported
Ruma 2296 2296 125 II
Samburu 2298 2298 168 II
Segera 555566901 555566901 197 Not Reported
Sera Community Conservancy 555555498 555555498 3395 Not Reported
Shaba 2427 2427 239 II
Shimba Hills 759 759 224 II
Shompole 555555483 555555483 149 Not Reported
Shura Community Conservancy 555566899 555566899 4174 Not Reported
Sibiloi 754 754 1465 II
Solio Ranch and Rhino Sanctuary 17825 17825 237 Not Reported
Songa Community Conservancy 555555500 555555500 1039 Not Reported
South Kitui 2590 2590 1946 VI
South Nandi 7719 7719 198 Not Reported
South Turkana 2419 2419 1042 II
South-western Mau 33499 33499 830 Not Reported
Taita Hills 7408 7408 109 Not Reported
Tana River Primate 2299 2299 110 II
Tinderet 7727 7727 340 Not Reported
Transmara 7730 7730 376 Not Reported
Tsavo East 752 752 13070 II
Tsavo West 19564 19564 6992 II
Turbo 7734 7734 110 Not Reported
Watamu 19566 19566 206 Not Reported
West Gate Community Conservancy 555555511 555555511 363 Not Reported
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Terrestrial Ecoregions
Name % of country covered % of ecoregion protected in country % of ecoregion protected worldwide % of ecoregion within country % country contribution to protection worldwide
East African halophytics 0.02 64.59 47.36 4.31 5.88
East African mangroves 0.41 8.12 22.65 17.99 6.45
East African montane forests 6.3 23.89 29.16 67.33 55.15
East African montane moorlands 0.25 57.18 72.54 52.92 41.72
East Sudanian savanna 0.01 6.05 24.28 0.01 0.0
Eastern Arc forests 0.09 2.33 18.55 2.69 0.34
Lake 1.58 0.62 7.94 1.06 0.08
Masai xeric grasslands and shrublands 13.72 2.11 6.74 95.13 29.77
Northern Acacia-Commiphora bushlands and thickets 38.33 17.96 20.02 82.34 73.87
Northern Zanzibar-Inhambane coastal forest mosaic 4.52 16.75 20.63 28.08 22.8
Somali Acacia-Commiphora bushlands and thickets 14.73 1.36 11.19 9.79 1.18
Southern Acacia-Commiphora bushlands and thickets 2.25 16.26 25.59 6.9 4.39
Victoria Basin forest-savanna mosaic 1.79 6.01 14.82 7.54 3.06
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