Lake Tana

Addis Ababa: July 7, 2015 – The registration of the lake in UNESCO’s World Heritage site will enable to protect the biodiversity in the lake, conduct research on those biodiversities, knowledge transfer and attract more tourists.

The Ministry of Science and Technology sad that Lake Tana biosphere reserve has been registered by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization(UNESCO) as World Heritage site .It is the fourth site in Ethiopia to be included in the list.

In a joint press conference yesterday, Minister Demitu Hanbissa said that the Lake has been registered for its rich biodiversity, fulfillment of development and logistics support services ,among others.

The Minister further said that the registration of the lake in UNESCO’s World Heritage site will enable to protect the biodiversity in the lake,conduct research on those biodiversities, knowledge transfer and attract more tourists.

Amahara State Council Speaker Yalew Abate on his part said that apart from the state’s various sectors concerted efforts, Culture and Tourism , Science and Technology Miniseries have played great role role in Lake Tana’s registration by UNESCO’s list .

There are 651 preserved registered sites in 120 countries globally. Lake Tana biosphere reserve is among the 20 new sites added to UNESCO’s World Network of Biosphere reserves bringing their total numbers to 651 sites, including 15 trans boundary sites in 120 countries. It is found in Amhara State.

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