Local pilot also killed in crash on an island in Lake Turkana in northern Kenya’s Rift Valley…
The world’s largest permanent desert lake is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Source: Lake Turkana
UN body says Lake Turkana, home to tribes in Kenya and Ethiopia, is in danger due to dam building upstream…
State should give more resources to save Lake Turkana from drying up.
In 1997 Kenya’s Lake Turkana stands among such World treasures side as a UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE. Lake Turkana stands side with the Taj Mahal, the Grand Canyon, and the Great Wall of China – all UNESCO world heritage sites. There is a threat, a threat also for World Tourism.
Ethiopia’s Gibe III dam and Kuraz Sugar project blamed for declining water levels.
Lake Turkana’s status as a World Heritage Site hasn’t protected it from environmental threats.
These heritage sites are increasingly threatened by infrastructure projects.
The world’s biggest desert lake could run short of drinking water and fish if Ethiopia moves ahead with plans to construct two dams…
A UNESCO panel adds Lake Turkana, a conservation hotspot in Kenya and a candidate site for the birthplace of mankind, to the list of endangered World Heritage Sites.
In 1997, Lake Turkana National Parks was made a Unesco World Heritage Site.
A Unesco panel on Thursday added Lake Turkana, a conservation hotspot in Kenya and a candidate site for the birthplace of mankind, to the list of endangered World Heritage Sites.
Lake Turkana is endangered primarily by Ethiopia’s construction of a hydroelectric and irrigation dam on the Omo River, which replenishes the lake seasonally.
It is a crucial stopover for migratory birds and a breeding zone for crocodiles, hippos and snakes.