Committee Decisions

SOC: Carlsbad Caverns National Park (United States of America)

Carlsbad Caverns National Park


United States of America

N(i) (iii)

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.


Themes: Inscriptions on the World Heritage List
States Parties: United States of America
Session: 19COM
Year: 1995