Lake Turkana National Parks (1997, 2001)
Kenya

Back to index

Kenya 1982. The Origins of Mankind. Australopithecus Boisei, 2 million years old.

The most saline of Africa's large lakes, Turkana is an outstanding laboratory for the study of plant and animal communities. The three National Parks serve as a stopover for migrant waterfowl and are major breeding grounds for the Nile crocodile, hippopotamus and a variety of venomous snakes. The Koobi Fora deposits, rich in mammalian, molluscan and other fossil remains, have contributed more to the understanding of paleo-environments than any other site on the continent. 
  • Kenya 1982. The Origins of Mankind. Australopithecus Boisei, 2 million years old. The stamp is the first in a set of four similar stamps. I only have this one. 

Sources and links:

Other World Heritage Sites on Kenya (on this site). Please refer to the UNESCO-listing, Kenya section for further information about the individual properties. 

Back to index


Revised 20 jul 2006  
Copyright 1999 Heindorffhus 
All Rights Reserved