Kiunga Marine National Reserve

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Kiunga Marine National Reserve
Map showing the location of Kiunga Marine National Reserve
Map showing the location of Kiunga Marine National Reserve
Map of Kenya
LocationLamu District, Coast Province, Kenya
Coordinates1°55′19″S 41°21′14″E / 1.922°S 41.354°E / -1.922; 41.354Coordinates: 1°55′19″S 41°21′14″E / 1.922°S 41.354°E / -1.922; 41.354[1]
Area270 km2 (100 sq mi)
Established1979
Governing bodyKenya Wildlife Service
www.kws.go.ke/parks/parks_reserves/KMNR.html

Kiunga Marine National Reserve is situated along the Indian Ocean coast of Lamu District, Coast Province, Kenya. Kiunga park covers 270 square kilometres (100 sq mi).[2]

The park covers an area with approximately 50 islands and coral reefs in the Lamu Archipelago. It borders the Boni and Dodori National Reserves.

The Coast is humid with mean annual temperatures ranging from 22 to 34 C. rainfall is about 500mm pa.[3]

It is located at an altitude of 30 meters. The coast is humid with a mean annual temperature ranging from 22 to 34 degrees centigrade. Rainfall is around 500mm per year.

The outer islands of the Reserve host many seabirds. Species nesting here include roseate tern, sooty gull, white-cheeked tern, bridled tern and brown node.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kiunga Marine National Reserve". protectedplanet.net.
  2. ^ "Kenya Wildlife Service – Kiunga National Marine Reserve". Archived from the original on 2015-06-26. Retrieved 2012-06-11.
  3. ^ "Kiunga Marine National Reserve | Kenya Wildlife Service". www.kws.go.ke. Retrieved 2020-12-03.
  4. ^ "Kiunga Marine National Reserve | Kenya Safari Parks & Aquatic Reserves". www.african-horizons.com. Retrieved 2020-12-03.

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