Facts and Data

Webpages:
Official Unesco Page
View photos from OUR PLACE the World Heritage collection
Ngorongoro Conservation Area, (Tanzania Tourist Board)
Protectedplanet.net

Basis Data:
Unesco World heritage since: 1979
Size of heritage: 809,440 ha

Coordinates:
Longitude: 35,541°
Latitude: -2,813°

About

The Ngorongoro Conservation Area spans vast expanses of highland plains, savanna, savanna woodlands and forests. Established in 1959 as a multiple land use area, with wildlife coexisting with semi-nomadic Maasai pastoralists practicing traditional livestock grazing, it includes the spectacular Ngorongoro Crater, the world’s largest caldera. The property has global importance for biodiversity conservation due to the presence of globally threatened species, the density of wildlife inhabiting the area, and the annual migration of wildebeest, zebra, gazelles and other animals into the northern plains. Extensive archaeological research has also yielded a long sequence of evidence of human evolution and human-environment dynamics, including early hominid footprints dating back 3.6 million years.


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