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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2018 In Danger
Threats come from Dam in Ethiopia (already complete), plus sugar developments and the LAPSSETT project
To include South Island National Park
2001 Name change
From "Sibiloi/Central Island National Parks" to "Lake Turkana National Parks"
Bureau - Need to sort out Natural aspects (Mammal fossils) from Cultural (Hominid) even though Kenya only nominated under natural criteria
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