Durmitor National Park

UNESCO RegionEurope and North America
LocationRepublic of Montenegro
CoordinatesN43 7 58.8 E19 0 59.76
Inscription Date1980
Property (ha)32,100
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 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 ThreatsWater infrastructure
All ThreatsSurface water pollution
All ThreatsImpacts of tourism / visitor / recreation
All ThreatsManagement systems/ management plan
All ThreatsHousing
All ThreatsLocalised utilities
All ThreatsIllegal activities
All ThreatsMajor visitor accommodation and associated infrastructure
All ThreatsForestry /wood production
Unesco Reference Number100
State of Conservation Reporthttp://whc.unesco.org/en/soc/?action=list&id_site=100
DescriptionThis breathtaking national park was formed by glaciers and is traversed by rivers and underground streams. Along the Tara river canyon, which has the deepest gorges in Europe, the dense pine forests are interspersed with clear lakes and harbour a wide range of endemic flora.
StatusWorld Heritage Site