Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park

The Waterton - Glacier International Peace Park is the union of the Waterton Lakes National Park in Canada with the Glacier National Park in the United States. Both parks were declared by UNESCO in 1976 and 1979 and a Biosphere Reserve in 1995 as a unit of the World Heritage.

The merger of the two national parks came into existence in 1932 by the members of the Rotary Club of Alberta and Montana. It was the first Peace Park in the world, an international " peace park". He is said to symbolize the friendship and peace between the two countries. There are efforts to establish new parks between the U.S. and Mexico.

The park has a size of 4572 km ² and is located in the southwestern Alberta and northwestern Montana, on the east side of the Rocky Mountains and the western edge of the North American prairie. In the park there are steppes, forests, alpine mountains and glaciers and a large number of plants and mammals. It is the core of the Crown of the Continent Ecosystem, a major ecosystem in the Rocky Mountains in both states, far above the national parks also.