Mara River Biodiversity Report

World Wildlife Fund
World Wildlife Fund
Publication Date:
4 November 2020
Kenya, Tanzania

This review is the first stocktake of the freshwater biodiversity in the transboundary Mara river basin of Kenya and Tanzania. Information was collated from available literature and acts as a baseline of the basin's freshwater biodiversity, its distribution and status. The Mara river basin is home to at least 473 freshwater species including at least 4 mammals, 88 waterbirds, 126 freshwater-associated birds, 4 reptiles, 20 amphibians, 40 fishes, 50 invertebrate species and 141 vascular plants. As many species are not yet identified or described, especially invertebrates and fishes, there could be hundreds more.

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