28 June 2013

Kenya: Lewa Wildlife Conservancy & Ngare Ndare Forest Reserve now part of World Heritage Site "Mount Kenya National Park"

The World Heritage Committee approved during its 37th Committee Session in Cambodia (16 June - 27 June 2013) to inscribe the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy and the Ngare Ndare Forest Reserve as extensions of the Mount Kenya National Park, which got declared a World Heritage Site in 1997. The area added to the World Heritage Site lies within the traditional migrating route of the African elephant population of the Mount Kenya National Park and consists of a core of nearly 20,000 hectares as well as a buffer zone of almost 70,000 ha.

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