More than 60 mammal species are known to occur in the forest including the critically endangered Mountain Bongo and the isolated forest is recognized as the single most important 'hotspot' for birdlife on the Mau Highlands. The survival here of these and other threatened species has been possible by the rugged and uncompromising nature of the terrain, difficult to access by people.
Current ER activities include:
- Engage community personnel to undertake regular de-snaring exercises throughout the fenced forest area.
- Work with Kenya Forest Service (KFS) , Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) and Rhino Ark (RA) to ensure a fully functioning fence line.
- Partner with multi-stakeholders to maintain wildlife corridors including the Eburru-Lake Naivasha corridor and wildlife road crossing.
- Work alongside the Bongo Surveillance Project to manage the few remaining individual bongos and to develop plans to improve the survival and reintroduction of individuals. Eburru is home to a highly threatened but small wild herd of Eastern Mountain Bongo. There is a long-term plan to re-stock it by translocation as Eburru could hold a large group of bongo. Eburru would then be playing its part in the ‘return to the forest’ role led by the Bongo National Task Force (BNTF) that aims to have resident herds in all fenced and better protected forest reserves.