Forest , Kitui


Where is Nthoani?

Nthoani Forest is a dense forest located in Kitui, Kenya, covering an area of approximately 1,500 hectares. The forest is situated on the eastern slopes of the Yatta Plateau and is characterized by a variety of indigenous tree species, including Acacia, Commiphora, and Combretum. The forest is an important water catchment area, and several streams originate from it, supplying water to the surrounding communities.

Nthoani forest is home to a variety of wildlife, including elephants, buffaloes, monkeys, and antelopes. It is also a haven for birdwatchers, with over 200 bird species recorded in the area. The forest is managed by the Kenya Forest Service, which has established several trails for visitors to explore the forest.

The forest faces a range of threats, including illegal logging, charcoal burning, and encroachment for agriculture. To address these challenges, the Kenya Forest Service has implemented several conservation strategies, including planting of tree seedlings, community outreach programs, and enforcement of forest laws. Through these efforts, the forest is slowly regaining its lost glory and contributing to the conservation of biodiversity in the region.

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Nthoani is a forest in Kitui, Kenya. It has an elevation of 969 meters above sea level. Information correct as at Friday 6th September 2013.

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Nthoani Data

Name Nthoani
Asciiname Nthoani
Latitude -1.9
Longitude 38.35
Feature Class V
Feature Id FRST
Country Id KE
Admin1 Code 27
Admin2 Code
Area Id KE.27
District Id KE.27.
Admin3 Code
Admin4 Code
Population 0
Elevation 0
Dem 969
Timezone Id Africa/Nairobi
Modification Date 2013-09-06
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Kitui Data

Name Kitui
Asciiname Kitui
Code 191037

Africa/Nairobi (Time Zone) Data

Id Africa/Nairobi
Countrycode KE
Gmtoffset 3.0
Dstoffset 3.0
Rawoffset 3.0

Forest (Feature) Data

Summary forest
Description an area dominated by tree vegetation

Kenya Data

Name Kenya
Alpha-3 KEN
Country-code 404
Iso 3166-2 ISO 3166-2:KE
Region Africa
Sub-region Sub-Saharan Africa
Intermediate-region Eastern Africa
Region-code 002
Sub-region-code 202
Intermediate-region-code 014