State of Conservation (SOC)
Yellowstone National Park (1989)
UNESCO Extra-Budgetary Funds
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Current conservation issues
Following up on the 1988 wildfires in this park and discussions at the 12th Committee meeting, the United States made available further information on the results of the fire management policy review and the fire recovery plan for the park.
ther State Parties with interest in this subject should be aware of the existence of these materials which may be obtained from the Director of the US National Park Service.
Analysis and Conclusion
The Bureau in June 1989 decided to thank the American authorities for their reports and for their offer to make them available for other States Parties.
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Yellowstone National Park (USA)
The Committee noted with appreciation the availability to other States Parties of the fire management review and the fire recovery plan obtainable from the Director of the U.S. National Park Service.
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Yellowstone National Park
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Inscription on the Danger ListYear: 1995 -2003
Threats to the Site:
- Geothermal development and other subsurface drillings,
- Grizzli bears mortalities and habitat loss due to timber harvesting, oil and gas development, road and home building, mining,
- Lake trout invasion is a threat to indigenous cutthroat trout and other species,
- Bison and elk threatened due to proposals to try and eridacate disease from them,
- Heavy metals and acid pollution from abandoned mining tailings,
- Increased visitor use,
- Water related concerns due to a proposed New World mine.
The threats indicated are listed in alphabetical order; their order does not constitute a classification according to the importance of their impact on the property.
Furthermore, they are presented irrespective of the type of threat faced by the property, i.e. with specific and proven imminent danger (“ascertained danger”) or with threats which could have deleterious effects on the property’s Outstanding Universal Value (“potential danger”).