Lake Turkana National Parks

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UNESCO World Heritage Site
Lake Turkana National Parks
Name as inscribed on the World Heritage List
LakeTurkanaSouthIsland.jpg
Type Natural
Criteria viii, x
Reference 801
UNESCO region Africa
Inscription history
Inscription 1997 (21st Session)
Extensions 2001

Lake Turkana National Parks is a group of three national parks located in Kenya. It was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997 and expanded in 2001. 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 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 (Central Island and South Island).

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Coordinates: 3°03′00″N 36°01′00″E / 3.05°N 36.0167°E / 3.05; 36.0167