Canaima National Park



CountryVenezuela
UNESCO RegionLatin America and the Caribbean
LocationBolivar State
CoordinatesN5 19 59.988 W61 30 0
Inscription Date1994
Property (ha)3,000,000
Type of HeritageNatural
CriteriaTo contain superlative natural phenomena or areas of exceptional natural beauty and aesthetic importance
CriteriaTo be outstanding examples representing major stages of earth's history; including the record of life; significant on-going geological processes in the development of landforms; or significant geomorphic or physiographic features
CriteriaTo be outstanding examples representing significant on-going ecological and biological processes in the evolution and development of terrestrial; fresh water; coastal and marine ecosystems and communities of plants and animals
CriteriaTo contain the most important and significant natural habitats for in-situ conservation of biological diversity; including those containing threatened species of outstanding universal value from the point of view of science or conservation
All ThreatsMajor linear utilities
All ThreatsManagement systems/ management plan
Unesco Reference Number701
URLhttp://whc.unesco.org/en/list/701
State of Conservation Reporthttp://whc.unesco.org/en/soc/?action=list&id_site=701
DescriptionCanaima National Park is spread over 3 million ha in south-eastern Venezuela along the border between Guyana and Brazil. Roughly 65% of the park is covered by table mountain (tepui) formations. The tepuis constitute a unique biogeological entity and are of great geological interest. The sheer cliffs and waterfalls, including the world's highest (1,000 m), form a spectacular landscape.
StatusWorld Heritage Site