legislation recognizing the Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park
It's a big win for Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park
, designated a World Heritage Site in 1995, and it brings an end to an era of environmentally catastrophic proposals for projects like strip mining and coal-bed methane drilling.
Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park
(Glacier National Park
The climate vulnerability of six iconic World Heritage sites--Sagarmatha National Park in Nepal, Huascaran National Park in Peru, the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, Belize's Barrier Barrier Reef Reserve System, the Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park
in the United States and Canada and Greater Blue Mountains Would Heritage Area in Australia--has received particular attention as a result of recent petitions to have them included on the 'List of World Heritage in Danger'.
Way back in 1932, the US and Canada established Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park
as a tribute to the enduring friendship of two nations, and as a promise to be good stewards of some of the most beautiful and wild country in North America.
Roads, urban development, and resource extraction in the Crowsnest Pass area threaten to cut off an island of bear habitat - dominated by the Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park
and the Bob Marshall Wilderness area - from the larger resevoir of bears to the north.
National Parks Service at the Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park
. While the two parks are administratively separate, they share such responsibilities as search and rescue operations, law enforcement, and interpretive publications and hikes.
The only notable examples were Christ of the Andes; a giant statue of Christ placed on the border between Chile and Argentina on the summit of Uspallata Pass in the Andes Mountains; and the Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park
, extending into the State of Montana and the Province of Alberta.
(1) IELP provides a host of international environmental law opportunities for students, including drafting a sea turtle conservation treaty for Central American countries, petitioning NAFTA's environmental commission with a claim that the United States was failing to enforce the Migratory Bird Treaty Act against loggers, drafting legal documents for the Convention on International Trade of Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna, and petitioning the World Heritage Commission to list Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park
as a World Heritage Site in Danger Due to Climate Change.
Glacier National Park (Montana): The Canadian federal government may double the size of Waterton Lakes National Park, part of the Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park
. In addition, the Montana delegation is working with the park, NPCA, and local communities to help fund repairs to Going-to-the-Sun Road.