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“UNESCO World Heritage Site #97: Dinosaur Provincial Park

Posted by on October 25, 2009

UNESCO World Heritage Site #97: Dinosaur Provincial Park

UNESCO World Heritage Site #97: Dinosaur Provincial Park

From the World Heritage inscription:

In addition to its particularly beautiful scenery, Dinosaur Provincial Park – located at the heart of the province of Alberta’s badlands – contains some of the most important fossil discoveries ever made from the ‘Age of Reptiles’, in particular about 35 species of dinosaur, dating back some 75 million years.

Dinosaur Provincial Park is located in the middle of nowhere and is part of the Alberta Badlands, which is very similar to the South Dakota Badlands, but not quite as large or colorful.