World Heritage Committee Report
In 1995, the World Heritage Committee, with the agreement of the United States, placed Yellowstone National Park, a designated World Heritage site, on its List of World Heritage in Danger in response to specific threats it identified to the outstanding universal value of the park. At its 27th Session in July 2003, the Committee decided to remove the park from the Danger List. The reasons for this removal are outlined in the Yellowstone National Park Site Progress Report to the World Heritage Committee, October 2003.The purpose of the Site Report is to continue to provide information to the World Heritage Committee on the original threats and the progress made towards resolving these issues in accordance with the Committee's request included in its decision to remove the park from the Danger List. The Site Report provides a synopsis of the current status of specific threats outlined in the Committee's decision.
The Draft Site Progress Report to the World Heritage Committee was posted to the National Park Service Planning, Environment and Public Comment website on January 3, 2012. We welcome public comments on this document between January 3 and January 20, 2012. All comments will be reviewed by the National Park Service and transmitted, in their entirety, along with the final report to the UNESCO World Heritage Centre. Please use the following link to review the draft report and submit comments: http://www.parkplanning.nps.gov/projectHome.cfm?projectID=39938
Terms of Reference for Yellowstone WHC/IUCN mission (428 KB pdf)
Did You Know?
Prior to the establishment of the National Park Service, the U.S. Army protected Yellowstone between 1886 and 1918. Fort Yellowstone was established at Mammoth Hot Springs for that purpose.