Monday, March 9, 2009
United States of America
Date of Inscription: 1987
Property : 92934 ha
N19 24 3 W155 7 25
This site contains two of the most active volcanoes in the world, Mauna Loa (4,170 m high) and Kilauea (1,250 m high), both of which tower over the Pacific Ocean. Volcanic eruptions have created a constantly changing landscape, and the lava flows reveal surprising geological formations. Rare birds and endemic species can be found there, as well as forests of giant ferns.
Property inscribed for both geological and ecological values under natural criterion N (ii) before 1994. Criterion N (i) [Operational Guidelines 2002] was added. For more details see Decision 30.COM 8D.1.
The Marine Programme: Related World Heritage Properties
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (U.S. World Heritage)
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (U.S. National Park Service)
World Heritage in the United States