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Kenya's Lake Turkana put on World Heritage danger list
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
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. The UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization's World Heritage Committee expressed concern about the disruptive effect of Ethiopia's Gibe III dam "on the flow and ecosystem" of Lake Turkana downstream. The impact "poses further threat to the site," UNESCO said in a statement on Wednesday issued from Bahrain. read more


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