The Arabuko Sokoke Forest has been officially recognised as a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO. This will be announced officially in a meeting of the Man and Biosphere International Coordinating Council (MAB-ICC) to take place in Paris next week from 17 to 21 June.
There are six other biosphere reserves in Kenya. These are;
Mount Kenya, 1978
Mount Kulal, 1978
Amboseli, including Namanga Forest, 1991Mount Elgon, 2003