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The World Heritage Committee has inscribed the following properties on the World Heritage List:
1978 L'Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site Canada / Kanada - Peyto Lake (Alberta): view towards the mountains - Banff NP (photo by M.Torres) 1984 Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks*
1978 Nahanni National Park Quebec city (Quebec): in the old town - Historic distric - Unesco world heritage site (photo by Peter Willis) 1985 Historic District of Québec
Canada / Kanada - Dinosaur Provincial Park (Alberta): a dinosaur's bones (photo by M.Torres) 1979 Dinosaur Provincial Park 1987 Gros Morne National Park
1981 SGaang Gwaii (Anthony Island) 1995 Old Town Lunenburg
1981 Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump 1999 Miguasha Park
1983 Wood Buffalo National Park 2007 Rideau Canal
2008 Joggins Fossil Cliffs
Jointly with the United States of America: *The Burgess Shale Site, previously inscribed on the WHL, is part of the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks.
1979 Kluane/Wrangell-St. Elias/Glacier Bay/Tatshenshini-Alsek
Canada / Kanada - Waterton Lakes NP (Alberta): Upper Waterton lake and Waterton town - Unesco world heritage site (photo by M.Torres) 1995 Waterton Glacier International Peace Park

The World Heritage List was established under terms of The Convention Concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage adopted in November 1972 at the 17th General Conference of UNESCO.
The Convention states that a World Heritage Committee "will establish, keep up-to-date and publish" a World Heritage List of cultural and natural properties, submitted by the States Parties and considered to be of outstanding universal value.
One of the main responsibilities of this Committee is to provide technical co-operation under the World Heritage Fund for the safeguarding of World Heritage properties to States Parties whose resources are insufficient.
States Parties can request international assistance under the Fund for the preparation of tentative lists and nomination forms, expert missions, training of specialized staff, and supply of equipment when appropriate; they can also apply for long-term loans and, in special cases, non-repayable grants. Requests must concern work necessary for the preservation of cultural or natural sites included in the World Heritage List or assistance to national or regional training centres.
Emergency assistance is also available under the Fund in the case of properties severely damaged by specific natural or man-made disasters or threatened with imminent destruction.

source: www.unesco.org

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