Kluane / Wrangell – St. Elias / Glacier Bay / Tatshenshini-Alsek

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Kluane/Wrangell-St. Elias/Glacier Bay/Tatshenshini-Alsek
Wrangell St. Elias National Park.jpg
Glacier in Wrangell–St. Elias National Park
Location Canada and the United States
Coordinates 61°11′51″N 140°59′31″W / 61.1975°N 140.992°W / 61.1975; -140.992Coordinates: 61°11′51″N 140°59′31″W / 61.1975°N 140.992°W / 61.1975; -140.992
Area Over 32,000,000 acres (130,000 km2)
Governing body Parks Canada, BC Parks, U.S. National Park Service
Type Natural
Criteria vii, viii, ix, x
Designated 1979 (3rd session)
Reference No. 72
State Party Canada and the United States
Region Europe and North America
Extensions 1992; 1994

Kluane / Wrangell-St. Elias / Glacier Bay / Tatshenshini-Alsek is an international park system located in Canada and the U.S., at the border of Yukon, Alaska and British Columbia.

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.[1] The total area of the site is over 32,000,000 acres (130,000 km2).

Park system[edit]

The international system comprises parks located in two countries and three administrative regions:

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