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Lake Malawi National Park

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Lake Malawi National Park 

The property, which is located at the southern end of Lake Malawi's vast breadth, is of global significance for biodiversity protection, particularly due to its fish diversity. Lake Malawi is one of the world's deepest lakes, located in the Western Rift Valley.

The property is surrounded by rough terrain that contrast with the lake's wonderfully clear waters, creating an area of remarkable natural beauty. Hundreds of cichlid fish, virtually all of which are native to Lake Malawi and are known locally as "mbuna," live on the property.

The mbuna fishes are a great illustration of biological evolution in action. Lake Malawi's fish have acquired exceptional adaptive radiation and speciation as a result of its isolation from other water bodies, and they represent an outstanding illustration of ecological processes.

Its significance in evolutionary research is comparable to that of the Galapagos finches.

The Lake Malawi National Park was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984.

(Source UNESCO)


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