Kenya helicopter crash leaves 4 Americans and a local pilot dead; CBS

Local pilot also killed in crash on an island in Lake Turkana in northern Kenya’s Rift Valley…

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Lake Turkana; Rachel Gould; Atlas Obscura

The world’s largest permanent desert lake is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Kenya: UN says Lake Turkana is endangered; Survival International

UN body says Lake Turkana, home to tribes in Kenya and Ethiopia, is in danger due to dam building upstream…

Source: Kenya: UN says Lake Turkana is endangered

Why everything should be done to save Lake Turkana; Ikal Ang’elei; Standard Media

State should give more resources to save Lake Turkana from drying up.

Source: Why everything should be done to save Lake Turkana

Kenya and Ethiopia Tourism threat for UNESCO World Heritage site; Juergen T Steinmetz; eTurboNews

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.

Source: Kenya and Ethiopia Tourism threat for UNESCO World Heritage site | Travel News | eTurboNews

Lake Turkana, largest desert lake faces extinction; Caroline Chebet; Standard Media

Ethiopia’s Gibe III dam and Kuraz Sugar project blamed for declining water levels.

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How Ethiopia and Kenya have put a world heritage site in danger; Sean Avery; The Conversation

Lake Turkana’s status as a World Heritage Site hasn’t protected it from environmental threats.

Source: How Ethiopia and Kenya have put a world heritage site in danger

Unesco: EA loses Selous and Turkana, wins Thimlich; Fred Oluoch; The East African

These heritage sites are increasingly threatened by infrastructure projects.

Source: Unesco: EA loses Selous and Turkana, wins Thimlich

ETHIOPIAN DAM THREATENS DESTRUCTION OF WORLD HERITAGE SITE; Keesto; Wilmington Journal

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Ethiopia’s dams threaten thousands of Kenyans – environmentalists; Kevin Mwanza; Thomson Reuters Foundation

The world’s biggest desert lake could run short of drinking water and fish if Ethiopia moves ahead with plans to construct two dams…

Source: Ethiopia’s dams threaten thousands of Kenyans – environmentalists

Lake Turkana put on World Heritage danger list; AFP

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.

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Unesco: Lake Turkana is under threat from projects; Lilys Njeru; Daily Nation

In 1997, Lake Turkana National Parks was made a Unesco World Heritage Site.

Source: Unesco: Lake Turkana is under threat from projects

Kenya: Lake Turkana Put on World Heritage Danger List; All Africa

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.

Source: Kenya: Lake Turkana Put on World Heritage Danger List

Kenyan Lake put on World Heritage Danger List for Dam Project; Telesur

Lake Turkana is endangered primarily by Ethiopia’s construction of a hydroelectric and irrigation dam on the Omo River, which replenishes the lake seasonally.

Source: Kenyan Lake put on World Heritage Danger List for Dam Project

Kenya’s Lake Turkana put on World Heritage danger list; AFP

Source: Kenya’s Lake Turkana put on World Heritage danger list

Unesco debates if Lake Turkana should be added to danger list; AFP

It is a crucial stopover for migratory birds and a breeding zone for crocodiles, hippos and snakes.

Source: Unesco debates if Lake Turkana should be added to danger list