Ilulissat Park Area, Greenland, and Cape Krusenstern National Monument have entered into a Sister Park Cooperative Arrangement. The two areas are rich with Arctic plants and animals and related cultural resources. As important, they face similar management goals – increased understanding, protection, and preservation – and similar management challenges – large areas, fragile ecosystems, and limited staff.
The arrangement, signed May 27, 2007, has a two-fold purpose. It promotes international cooperation for the benefit of the Greenland Home Rule Government and the United States, and it allows Ilulissat and Cape Krusenstern to benefit from the sharing of successful experiences and approaches. Potential areas of cooperation include sharing resource management techniques, exchanging best practices and technical information, and increasing environmental education efforts.
Ambassador James P. Cain, U.S. Ambassador to the Kingdom of Denmark, signed the arrangement on behalf of Cape Krusenstern National Monument. The arrangement grows from the August 6, 2004, Joint Committee with the United States, Greenland, and Denmark.
Read the agreement.