As part of UNESCO’s #ShareOurHeritage campaign, UNESCO is working to promote access to culture – from World Heritage properties to living heritage practices – during this time of mass confinement. With the support of Google Arts & Culture, UNESCO is launching an interactive online exhibition featuring dozens of World Heritage properties from across the globe. We will also be sharing first-hand accounts from World Heritage site managers, the caretakers of these outstanding places, who will offer you a unique glimpse into the impact of COVID-19 on World Heritage sites, as well as the intangible cultural heritage of surrounding communities.
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Kilimanjaro National Park
United Republic of Tanzania
With its snow-capped peak, Kilimanjaro is a superlative natural phenomenon
Due to Covid-19, we may not be able to travel, but we can still discover World Heritage sites.
At 5,895 m, Mount Kilimanjaro is the highest point in Africa. This volcanic massif stands in splendid isolation above the surrounding plains, with its snowy peak looming over the savannah. The highlight of Kilimanjaro National Park, the mountain is encircled by mountain forest and numerous mammals, many of them endangered species, live in the park.
Imani Kikoti, senior conservation officer of Kilimanjaro National Park tells us how the site is managing during the Covid-19 pandemic.