Lake Turkana National Parks

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Lake Turkana National Parks
LakeTurkanaSouthIsland.jpg
UNESCO World Heritage Site
Location Kenya Edit this at Wikidata
Coordinates 3°03′05″N 36°30′13″E / 3.05131°N 36.50367°E / 3.05131; 36.50367
Area 161,485 ha (1.73821×1010 sq ft)
Includes Central Island
Lake Turkana
Sibiloi National Park Edit this on Wikidata
Criteria viii, x[1]
Reference 801
Inscription 1997 (21st Session)
Extensions 2001
Lake Turkana National Parks is located in Kenya
Lake Turkana National Parks
Location of Lake Turkana National Parks

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

  1. ^ http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/801.