Lake Turkana National Parks

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Lake Turkana National Parks
UNESCO World Heritage Site
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LocationKenya
Includes
CriteriaNatural: (viii), (x)
Reference801bis
Inscription1997 (21st Session)
Extensions2001
Endangered2018–
Area161,485 ha (399,040 acres)
Coordinates3°3′4.7″N 36°30′13.2″E / 3.051306°N 36.503667°E / 3.051306; 36.503667Coordinates: 3°3′4.7″N 36°30′13.2″E / 3.051306°N 36.503667°E / 3.051306; 36.503667
Lake Turkana National Parks is located in Kenya
Lake Turkana National Parks
Location of Lake Turkana National Parks in Kenya

Lake Turkana National Parks is a group of three national parks located around Lake Turkana 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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