Massive erosion over the years on the Ethiopian plateau has created one of the most spectacular landscapes in the world, with jagged mountain peaks, deep valleys and sharp precipices dropping some 1,500 m. The park is home to some extremely rare animals such as the Gelada baboon, the Simien fox and the Walia ibex, a goat found nowhere else in the world.
Criteria for inclusion as a World Heritage Site
|vii||To contain superlative natural phenomena or areas of exceptional natural beauty and aesthetic importance.||All|
|x||To contain the most important and significant natural habitats for in-situ conservation of biological diversity, including those containing threatened species of outstanding universal value from the point of view of science or conservation.||All|
|Fiat Tagliero Service Station||2018||255.8km||site_ao|
|The Church in the Sky||2018||160.2km||site_ao|
|Asmara: A Modernist African City||2017||257km||site_whs|
|Rock-Hewn Churches, Lalibela||1978||166.2km||site_whs|
|Fasil Ghebbi, Gondar Region||1979||91.3km||site_whs|
|Where ATMs are unknown and Sim cards are like gold dust||2019||251.5km||post|
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Within UNESCO's broad remit, this specialised agency of the UN works towards international cooperation agreements to secure the world's cultural and natural heritage, designating venues of exceptional value as World Heritage Sites.