Bale Mountains National Park

Bale Mountains National Park
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Bale Mountains National Park covers a variety of landscapes, most notably Africa’s largest area of afro-alpine habitat above 3,000m with glacial lakes and volcanic peaks.

The park has several distinct and unique habitats, such as the Northern Grasslands (Gaysay Valley), Northern Woodlands (Park Headquarters), Afro-alpine Meadows (Sanetti Plateau), Erica Moorlands, and the Harenna Forest (a moist tropical rainforest). It holds endemic mammals such as Mountain Nyala and Bale Monkey, and has the most important remaining population of Ethiopian Wolf. The area serves also as a genetic reservoir for Wild Forest Coffee.

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Full Name
Bale Mountains National Park
Unesco ID
111
Country
Ethiopia
Inscribed
2023
Type
Natural
Criteria
7 10
Categories
Natural landscape - Mountain
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Site History

2023 Inscribed

2022 Postponed

Due to >1 nomination proposed by State Part in same year

2018 Upstream Process

1981 Deferred

At Bureau - Not yet legally defined/protected

1980 Deferred

1979 Deferred

Bureau - more thorough evaluation required

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