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General Information

Country Kenya
Latitude 0° 15' 4" (0.2513)
Longitude 36° 7' 9" (36.1194)


 Africa Lake Biodiversity Conservation Priorities 2003

Physical Characteristics

Volume 0.18 km3
Surface Area 33.00 km2
Depth Mean depth: 5.0 m
Maximum depth: 9.0 m
Type Saline


Economic Value
Major Cities

Watershed Management


Biodiversity Conservation

Description Flamingoes on Lake Bogoria appear to be bioaccumulating heavy metals.
Designations LakeNet Biodiversity Priority
Ramsar Site
WWF Global 200
Species of Concern



Biodiversity Conservation of the World's Lakes: A Preliminary Framework for Identifying Priorities
ILEC Database
Satellite tracing lesser flamingos in East Africa


7/12/2012 - Photo: Flamingos in the waters of Lake Bogoria
2/26/2007 - Government acts to save threatened lakes in Kenya
1/27/2004 - Flamingo lakes of Kenya explored
4/30/2002 - Hot springs at Lake Bogoria endangered
4/30/2002 - Wildlife fund to spend $1m on Lake Bogoria project
10/12/2001 - Lake Bogoria named Kenya's third Ramsar site
2/29/2000 - Flamingoes dying in Kenya
3/2/1999 - Disruption of Lake Elementaita food chain may be the main cause of bird flight

Additional Data Sources

Duker, L. and L. Borre. 2001. Biodiversity conservation of the world's lakes: a preliminary framework for identifying priorities. LakeNet Report Series Number 2. Annapolis, Maryland USA.
International Lake Environment Committee, the United Nations Environment Program and Environment Agency, Government of Japan. 1997. World Lakes Database.

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