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World Heritage Site - Kinabalu Park


Kinabalu Park had been designated as Malaysia's first World Heritage Site in the natural site category in December 2000. The declaration was made at the World Heritage Conference in Cairn Australia.
 
Kinabalu had fulfilled two criteria which justified for inscription.  Criteria (ix) and (x): The site has a diverse biota and high endemism. The latitudinal and climatic gradient from tropical forest to alpine conditions combine with precipitous topography, diverse geology and frequent climate oscillations to provide conditions ideal for the development of new species.
 
The Park contains high biodiversity with representatives from more than half the families of all flowering plants. The majority of Borneo's mammals, birds, amphibians and invertebrates (many threatened and vulnerable) occur in the Park.