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Encyclopedia > Waterton Glacier International Peace Park

The Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park is the name of the union of the Glacier National Park in the United States and the Waterton Lakes National Park in Canada. Both parks are declared Biosphere Reserves by UNESCO and their union as a World Heritage Site.


The union of the parks was achieved through the efforts of Rotary International members from Alberta and Montana in 1932. It was the world's first International Peace Park, symbolising peace and friendship between the two countries. To this day, it remains the world's only one set up with that primary purpose, although efforts are under way for a USA-Mexico International Park[1] (http://www.iloveparks.com/peaceparks/).


See the articles for the two individual parks for more information.


External links:

  • UNESCO World Heritage Site Entry (http://whc.unesco.org/pg.cfm?cid=31&id_site=354)

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Glacier National Park (US) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1887 words)
The larger glaciers are only 1/3 of their 1850 size, and it is estimated that if this trend continues, all the park's glaciers will have melted by 2030.
Waterton Lakes National Park, Akamina-Kishinena Provincial Park, and the Flathead Provincial Forest in Canada are all found along the northern boundary of the park.
Glacier is also home to the endangered Bull trout which is illegal to possess and must be returned to the water if caught inadvertently.
Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (151 words)
The Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park is the name of the union of the Glacier National Park in the United States and the Waterton Lakes National Park in Canada.
The union of the parks was achieved through the efforts of Rotary International members from Alberta and Montana in 1932.
It was the world's first International Peace Park, symbolising peace and friendship between the two countries.
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