Considered to have potential as a future World Heritage Site
Location and Area: The BaleMountains form the highest parts of the ‘eastern block’ of the Ethiopian highlands (see map).
Inscription Status: BaleMountainsNational Park is included on Ethiopia’s Tentative List and a nomination is in preparation (2015).
Important Values: The BaleMountainsNational Park protects Ethiopia’s second highest peak and the largest expanse of Afroalpine vegetation in Africa. It covers an exceptional range of altitude, supporting a wide range of habitats and many rare and threatened species found only in the isolated highlands of Ethiopia. These include iconic large mammals such as the mountain nyala, and the world’s rarest member of the dog family, the Ethiopian wolf.
Slideshow of Bale Mountains National Park
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