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
LocationCanada and the United States
Coordinates61°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
Area24,205,983 acres (97,958.14 km2)
Governing bodyParks Canada, BC Parks, U.S. National Park Service
TypeNatural
Criteriavii, viii, ix, x
Designated1979 (3rd session)
Reference no.72
State PartyCanada and the United States
RegionEurope and North America
Extensions1992; 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 24,205,983 acres (97,958.14 km2).

It is home to the world's largest non-polar icefield.[1]

Park system[edit]

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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Unesco World Heritage Site (1994). "Kluane / Wrangell-St Elias / Glacier Bay / Tatshenshini-Alsek". Retrieved 2007-05-11.