Dinosaur Provincial Park

UNESCO RegionEurope and North America
CoordinatesN50 46 4 W111 29 32
Inscription Date1979
Property (ha)7,493
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
All ThreatsOil and gas
All ThreatsManagement systems/ management plan
Unesco Reference Number71
State of Conservation Reporthttp://whc.unesco.org/en/soc/?action=list&id_site=71
DescriptionIn addition to its particularly beautiful scenery, Dinosaur Provincial Park – located at the heart of the province of Alberta's badlands – contains some of the most important fossil discoveries ever made from the 'Age of Reptiles', in particular about 35 species of dinosaur, dating back some 75 million years.
StatusWorld Heritage Site