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How much of Kenya’s land area is protected for wildlife conservation?

In 2018, Kenya had 22 national parks, 28 national reserves, five national sanctuaries and four forest reserves, according to the National Wildlife Strategy 2030, published by the Ministry of Tourism and Wildlife. This made up 66,415 km2 – or 11.7% – of Kenya’s land area, which is 569,140 km2, according to the ministry. Another 160 private conservancies took up about 63,300 km2 or 11.2% of Kenya’s land area. 

The Kenya Wildlife Conservancies Association, a lobby group for private wildlife ranch owners, similarly estimates that 11% of the land area is made up of conservancies.

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