Kluane / Wrangell – St. Elias / Glacier Bay / Tatshenshini-Alsek
|Kluane/Wrangell-St. Elias/Glacier Bay/Tatshenshini-Alsek|
Glacier in Wrangell–St. Elias National Park
|Location||Canada and the United States|
|Area||Over 32,000,000 acres (130,000 km2)|
|Governing body||Parks Canada, BC Parks, U.S. National Park Service|
|Criteria||vii, viii, ix, x|
|Designated||1979 (3rd session)|
|State Party||Canada and the United States|
|Region||Europe and North America|
It was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994 for the spectacular glacier and icefield landscapes as well as for the importance of grizzly bears, caribou and Dall sheep habitat. The total area of the site is over 32,000,000 acres (130,000 km2).
The international system comprises parks located in two countries and three administrative regions:
- Kluane National Park and Reserve (Canada)
- Wrangell – St. Elias National Park and Preserve (U.S.)
- Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve (U.S.)
- Tatshenshini-Alsek Provincial Park (provincial park, British Columbia, Canada)
- Waterton–Glacier International Peace Park, the other USA–Canada World Heritage Site.
- Peace Arch Park, another park jointly designated and managed by the US and Canada.
- Unesco World Heritage Site (1994). "Kluane / Wrangell-St Elias / Glacier Bay / Tatshenshini-Alsek". Retrieved 2007-05-11.
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