The Kenya Forest Service has allocated 776 acres within the Mt. Kenya Forest ecosystem for Mountain Bongo conservation.
The land will be used for expansion of the current Bongo sanctuary and also will be fenced and paddocked to allow for breeding. The announcement was made by the Chief Conservator of Forests Julius Kamau, who spoke during the launch of the National Recovery and Action Plan for the Mountain Bongo 2019-2023 in Mt Kenya Wildlife Conservancy, Nanyuki. Mr Kamau emphasised the importance of collaboration between Kenya Forest Service (KFS) and Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS), which is critical and essential in the protection of endangered species and directed all KFS field staff to work closely with their KWS counterparts.