SOC: Carlsbad Caverns National Park (United States of America)
Carlsbad Caverns National Park
United States of America
The Committee inscribed the nominated property on the basis of criteria (i) and (iii), considering that the site is of outstanding universal value with exceptional geological features, unique reef and rock formations, and containing major cave formations, gypsum chandelier speleothems, aragonite 'christmas trees' and hydromagnesite balloons.
The Committee also wished to encourage the authorities in their efforts to establish a cave protection zone to the north of the Park.