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Endangered Species from the Coastal Region of Kenya

Latest version published by National Museums of Kenya on Feb 19, 2016 National Museums of Kenya

A Checklist for Globally Threatened Species along the Coastal forest area of Kenya

Data Records

The data in this checklist resource has been published as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A), which is a standardized format for sharing biodiversity data as a set of one or more data tables. The core data table contains 121 records.

This IPT archives the data and thus serves as the data repository. The data and resource metadata are available for download in the downloads section. The versions table lists other versions of the resource that have been made publicly available and allows tracking changes made to the resource over time.


Download the latest version of this resource data as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A) or the resource metadata as EML or RTF:

Data as a DwC-A file download 121 records in English (9 KB) - Update frequency: as needed
Metadata as an EML file download in English (10 KB)
Metadata as an RTF file download in English (8 KB)


The table below shows only published versions of the resource that are publicly accessible.

How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Ndang’ang’a K, Braak K (2015): Endangered Species from the Coastal Region of Kenya. v1.9. National Museums of Kenya. Dataset/Checklist.


Researchers should respect the following rights statement:

The publisher and rights holder of this work is National Museums of Kenya. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial (CC-BY-NC) 4.0 License.

GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 086d0402-a5e1-42ae-b67f-ac6244178fa2.  National Museums of Kenya publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by GBIF Kenya.


Occurrence; Global Threatened Species; Kenya; Forest; Coastal; Inventoryregional


Who created the resource:

Kariuki Ndang’ang’a
Nature Kenya 44486 00100 Nairobi Nairobi KE +254718570439
Kyle Braak
Technical Liaison

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Fred Baraza
Conservation Monitoring and Climate change Coordinator
Nature Kenya 44486 00100 Nairobi Nairobi KE +254 722441074

Who filled in the metadata:

Lawrence Monda
Technical Liason KenBIF
National Museums of Kenya box 40658 00100 nairobi nairobi KE +254 718570439

Who else was associated with the resource:

Kyle Braak
Technical Liaison
GBIF Copenhagen DK
Esther Mwangi
Database Coordinator
National Museums of Kenya 40658 00100 Nairobi KE

Geographic Coverage

Data Collected along and around the Kenya and Tanzania coastline

Bounding Coordinates South West [-5.12, 33.86], North East [0.38, 42.08]

Taxonomic Coverage

Globally Threatened Species

Class  Lanistes stuhlmanni,  Lanistes farleri,  Anthreptes pallidigaster (Amani sunbird)

Project Data

No Description available

Title Consolidating Biodiversity Data and Information in the Eastern Arc Mountains and Coastal Forests and Kenya and Tanzania
Identifier CEPF 59721
Funding Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF)
Study Area Description The Eastern Arc Mountains and Coastal Forests of Tanzania and Kenya (EACF) comprise two distinct, but intrinsically linked habitats that follow the East African coast from the Somali to the Mozambican borders and stretch approximately 350 kilometers inland. This area was described as one of the original 25 biodiversity hotspots in 2000. However, in 2005, as additional data became available, the hotspots were reappraised. Based upon the results of this analysis, these habitats were divided between two newly identified hotspots. The Eastern Arc Mountain Forests and Coastal Forests now comprise part of the larger Eastern Afromontane, and Coastal Forests of Eastern Africa biodiversity hotspots, respectively.
Design Description To achieve the result “Up-to-date data on species, sites and habitats (including threats, management, and social values) are available in all relevant databases and portals”; the project collated and added new data on i) the occurrence in the hotspot of threatened species of vertebrates and plants, following the current IUCN Red List; and ii) the key biodiversity areas in which these species occur, including spatial delineation of these. Data sources for these updates included those published on the EACF website and in other national databases in Kenya and Tanzania, which have been gathered during the CEPF grant period and since.

The personnel involved in the project:

Point Of Contact
Kariuki Ndang’ang’a
Point Of Contact
Mercy Kariuki
Point Of Contact
Fred Barasa

Additional Metadata

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