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[an error occurred while processing this directive]Lake Malawi National Park, Malawi

[an error occurred while processing this directive][an error occurred while processing this directive] Lake Malawi National Park is one of the two World Heritage Site in Malawi, and the only one in the nature category. It protects the national park located at the southern end of Lake Malawi. The inscribed property covers 9,400 hectares. Its outstanding universal value lies in its wealth of wildlife, which includes many endemic species of fish.

The fish species of Lake Malawi National Park provide scientists a glimpse into specialized evolution. In particular, the mbuna fish of the lake display biological evolution. This is due to the isolation of Lake Malawi which enables fish species to develop without outside interference.

The exceptional beauty of Lake Malawi National Park does not go unnoticed, and this is taken as another criteria for its inscription. The location of the lake, set against the Great African Reft Valley escarpment, with steep granite hills bordering its shore, creates a breathtaking landscape.


Lake Malawi National Park
Lake Malawi National Park
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Lake Malawi National Park was inscribed as a World Heritage Site during the 8th session of the World Heritage Committee in Buenos Aires, Argentina, 29 October - 2 November, 1984.

World Heritage Site Inscription Details

Location: S14 1 59.988 E34 52 59.988
Inscription Year: 1984
Type of Site: Natural
Inscription Criteria: VII, IX, X

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