Kaieteur National Park is a National Park located in the Potaro-Siparuni Region of Guyana. The Park's boundaries and purpose are defined in the Kaieteur National Park Act, and was created to preserve the natural scenery (including Kaieteur Falls), and its fauna and flora. The Act is administered by the Kaieteur National Park Commission.
... of selecting sites for World Heritage nomination, and three sites were considered Kaieteur National Park, Shell Beach and Historic Georgetown ... By 1997, work on Kaieteur National Park was started, and in 1998 work on Historic Georgetown was begun ... Guyana submitted the Kaieteur National Park, including the Kaieteur Falls, to UNESCO as its first World Heritage Site nomination ...
... In 1999 the Park's area was increased from 5 square miles (10 km2) to 242 square miles (630 km2) by a Presidential Order ...
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