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Wood Buffalo National Park
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Type of site: Natural
Date of Inscription: 1983
Location: North America, Canada, Northwest Territories and Alberta
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Description: Home to North America's largest population of wild bison, the 44,807 sq. km park sits on the plains of Canada’s north-central region. The site is the whooping crane’s natural nesting place. Located at the mouth of the Peace and Athabasca rivers is another of the park's attractions-the world's largest inland delta. --WHMNet paraphrase from the description at WHC Site, where additional information is available.
  Wood Buffalo National Park, located in northeastern Alberta and southern Northwest Territories, is the largest national park in Canada at 44,807 km². The park was established in 1922 to protect the world's largest herd of free roaming Wood Bison, currently estimated at more than 5,000. It is the only known nesting site of whooping cranes. The park ranges in elevation from 183 metres (600') at the Little Buffalo River to 945 metres (3,100') in the Caribou Mountains. The park headquarters is located in Fort Smith, with a smaller satellite office in Fort Chipewyan, Alberta. Geographically the park is important; it contains one of the world's largest fresh water deltas, formed by the Peace, Athabasca and Slave Rivers. It is also known for its karst sinkholes on the Northwest Territory side. The national park is also located directly north of the Athabasca Oil Sands. --Wikipedia. Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License.
Reference: 1. UNESCO World Heritage Center, Site Page.
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