Lake Turkana

Lake Turkana
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Lake Turkana National Parks is a group of three national parks. Reasons for the park's importance include its use as a stopping point for migratory birds, as a breeding ground for the Nile crocodile, hippopotamus, and snakes. It also contains both animal and hominid fossils in the Koobi Fora deposits which are unique in the world.

Lake Turkana National Parks consist of Sibiloi National Park and two islands on Lake Turkana (South Island and Central Island).

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Full Name
Lake Turkana National Parks
Unesco ID
801
Country
Kenya
Inscribed
1997 - In Danger
Type
Natural
Criteria
8 10
Categories
Natural landscape - Rivers and Lakes Paleontology - Human evolution
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Site History

2018 In Danger

Threats come from Dam in Ethiopia (already complete), plus sugar developments and the LAPSSETT project

2001 Extended

To include South Island National Park

2001 Name change

From "Sibiloi/Central Island National Parks" to "Lake Turkana National Parks"

1997 Deferred

Bureau - Need to sort out Natural aspects (Mammal fossils) from Cultural (Hominid) even though Kenya only nominated under natural criteria

1997 Inscribed

Locations

The site has 3 locations

Lake Turkana: Central Island Marsabit District in Eastern Province, Kenya
Lake Turkana: Sibiloi National Park Marsabit District in Eastern Province, Kenya
Lake Turkana: South Island Marsabit District in Eastern Province, Kenya

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