“The largest remaining block of habitat is the 370 km2 Arabuko-Sokoke Forest near Malindi in Kenya.”
“The most restricted species on the mainland is Clarke's weaver (Ploceus golandi), which is known only from Arabuko-Sokoke and one adjacent forest in coastal Kenya.”
“Forests close to tourist areas, such as Arabuko-Sokoke Forest near Malindi and Watamu in Kenya, suffer from the high demand for carving wood (Brachylaena huillensis) and timber for the construction of hotels, private residences and tourist attractions.”
“Most of the other endemics are found in the mainland coastal forest of Kenya and Tanzania, including the yellow flycatcher (Erythrocercus holochlorus), Sokoke pipit (Anthus sokokensis, EN), Clarke's weaver (Ploceus golandi, EN), and Mombasa woodpecker (Campethera mombassica).”
“In Kenyan portion of the hotspot there is a single National Park, a six square kilometer area northwest of Arabuko-Sokoke, but it contains no closed forest and exists on paper only.”
“In Kenya, BirdLife International and Nature Kenya have worked toward the conservation of Arabuko-Sokoke for more than 10 years, and WWF has provided assistance to the conservation of the Kaya Forests.”
“Pictured is a gray morph of the Sokoke scops owl (Otus ireneae, EN) in the Arabuke-Sokoke Forest of Kenya.”
“I am 65 miles north of the East African port of Mombasa, driving into the emerald world of Kenya's Arabuko-Sokoke Forest.”
“These included five titanium-rich sites with 650 million tonnes at Mambrui and 1.2 billion tonnes at Sokoke.”
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