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Encyclopedia > Kluane National Park and Reserve
Kluane National Park and Reserve
IUCN Category II (National Park)
Location of Kluane National Park in Canada
Location: Yukon, Canada
Nearest city: Haines Junction
Coordinates: 60°45′11″N, 137°30′37″W
Area: 22,013 km²
Established: 1976
Governing body: Parks Canada

Kluane National Park and Reserve is located in the extreme southwestern corner of the Yukon territory in Canada. The Kluane National Park Reserve was established in 1976, covering 22,016 square kilometres. It also contains the highest mountain in Canada, Mount Logan (5,959 metres) of the Saint Elias Mountains. In fact, mountains and glaciers dominate the park's landscape, covering 82% of its area. The World Conservation Union or International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) is an international organization dedicated to natural resource conservation. ... Brecon Beacons National Park, Wales A national park is a reserve of land, usually owned by a national government, protected from most human development and pollution. ... Image File history File links Locator_Dot. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (976x790, 57 KB) Summary Location of Canadian national parks Licensing File links The following pages link to this file: List of Canadian national parks Point Pelee National Park Bruce Peninsula National Park Gros Morne National Park Forillon National Park Cape Breton... Motto: none Official languages English, French Flower Fireweed Capital Whitehorse Largest city Whitehorse Commissioner Geraldine Van Bibber Premier Dennis Fentie (Yukon Party) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats 1 1 Area Total  - Land  - Water    (% of total)  Ranked 9th 482,443 km² 474,391 km² 8,052 km² (1. ... Haines Junction is a village in the Yukon Territory, Canada. ... 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday. ... Parks Canada is a Canadian government agency whose purpose is to protect and present nationally significant examples of Canadas natural and cultural heritage and foster public understanding, appreciation and enjoyment in ways that ensure their ecological and commemorative integrity for present and future generations. ... Motto: none Official languages English, French Flower Fireweed Capital Whitehorse Largest city Whitehorse Commissioner Geraldine Van Bibber Premier Dennis Fentie (Yukon Party) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats 1 1 Area Total  - Land  - Water    (% of total)  Ranked 9th 482,443 km² 474,391 km² 8,052 km² (1. ... Mount Logan is Canadas highest mountain and the second-highest peak in North America, after Denali (Mount McKinley). ... The Saint Elias Mountains is a mountain range located in southeastern Alaska (United States) and southwestern Yukon (Canada). ... A glacier is a large, long-lasting river of ice that is formed on land and moves in response to gravity. ...


World Heritage Site

The transfrontalier park system comprising Kluane, Wrangell-St Elias, Glacier Bay and Tatshenshini-Alsek parks, was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979 for the spectacular glacier and icefield landscapes as well as for the importance of grizzly bears, caribou and Dall sheep habitat. Image File history File links UNESCO World Heritage Emblem. ... Established in 1980 by the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act, Wrangell-St. ... The area around Glacier Bay in southeastern Alaska was first proclaimed a U.S. National Monument on February 25, 1925. ... Tatshenshini-Alsek Park Tatshenshini-Alsek Park or Tatshenshini-Alsek Provincial Wilderness Park in British Columbia, Canada (9,580 km2) was established in 1993 after an intensive campaign by Canadian and American conservation organizations to halt mining exploration and development in the area and protect the area for its strong natural... UNESCO logo UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) is a specialized agency of the United Nations established in 1945. ... Site #86: Memphis and its Necropolis, including the Pyramids of Giza (Egypt). ... Trinomial name Ursus arctos horribilis (Ord, 1815) Current and historical range of the Grizzly Bear in North America The Grizzly Bear, sometimes called the Silvertip Bear, has traditionally been treated as a subspecies, Ursus arctos horribilis, of the brown bear living in North America. ... Binomial name Rangifer tarandus (Linnaeus, 1758) Caribou redirects here. ... Binomial name Ovis dalli Nelson, 1884 The Dall Sheep (originally Dalls Sheep, sometimes called Thinhorn Sheep), Ovis dalli, is a wild sheep of the mountainous regions of northwest North America, ranging from white to slate brown and having curved yellowish brown horns. ...


See also

The Canadian National Parks system encompasses over forty protected areas, including National Parks, National Park Reserves and National Marine Conservation Areas. ... The Canadian National Parks system is run by Parks Canada, which also runs Canadas National Historic Sites. ... This is a list of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in North America, South America, and the Caribbean. ...

External links

  • Parks Canada website for Kluane NP
  • World Heritage site

 
 

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