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Boni National Reserve

Boni National Reserve
IUCN category VI (protected area with sustainable use of natural resources)
Map showing the location of Boni National Reserve
Map showing the location of Boni National Reserve
Boni National Reserve
Location North Eastern Province,  Kenya
Nearest city Ijara
Coordinates view on map
Area 1,339 km2 (517 sq mi)
Established 1976
Governing body Kenya Wildlife Service

The Boni National Reserve is a national reserve for conservation and lies in the Garissa County, Kenya. The reserve covers an area of 1,339 km2 (517 sq mi) and is managed by Kenya Wildlife Service. It was gazetted in 1976 as a dry season sanctuary for elephants in the former Kenyan Ijara , and Lamu districts and Somalia. Unfortunately, elephant population has been greatly reduced by poaching.

On December 28, 2010, the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Consular Affairs included the Boni National Reserve on the list of Kenyan areas American travelers should avoid because of terrorism and violent crime.

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