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Arawale National Reserve

Arawale National Reserve
IUCN category VI (protected area with sustainable use of natural resources)
Map showing the location of Arawale National Reserve
Map showing the location of Arawale National Reserve
Location of Arawale National Reserve
Location North Eastern Province, Kenya
Nearest city Garissa
Coordinates view on map
Area 533 kmĀ²
Established 1974
Governing body Kenya Wildlife Service

The Arawale National Reserve is a designated conservation area managed by the Garissa County in assistance with the Kenya Wildlife Service. It lies in North Eastern Province of Kenya, 77 km south of the town of Garissa. The reserve covers an area of 53,324 hectares (533 km2; 206 sq mi). To the west, it is bordered by the Tana River and, to the east, by the Garissa-Lamu road. In 1974, the reserve was gazetted as the only in-situ conservation site for the critically endangered Hirola population endemic to north-eastern Kenya and south-west Somalia.

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