APA-Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has inscribed Ethiopia’s Bale Mountains National Park as a world natural heritage site.
The inscription of the Bale Mountains National Park was announced on Monday at the 45th extended session of the World Heritage Committee being underway in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
UNESCO inscribed the Bale Mountains National Park as Ethiopia’s second natural heritage and 11th in the world.
Founded in 1962, the Bale Mountains National Park is located in the Oromia National Regional State of Ethiopia, about 400 km south east of the capital Addis Ababa.
The site is also home to many lakes created in various ways containing wetlands and volcanic remains with spectacular landscape making it one of the ideal tourist destinations.
The park is endowed with several species of plants, mammals, and birds, among which many are endemic to the park.
On Sunday UNESCO inscribed the Gedeo Cultural Landscape as one of the world’s most important heritages at the 45th extended session of the World Heritage Committee.