Big Bend National Park
Big Bend National Park is part of the Tentative list of United States of America in order to qualify for inclusion in the World Heritage List.
Big Bend National Park lies along the Rio Grande River at the southern border of the United States with Mexico, and contains the largest protected section of the Chihuahuan desert in the United States. The elevation changes in the park allow for ecosystems ranging from dry grasslands and desert landscapes to wetter montane woodlands, which support rare and endangered flora and fauna, including Mexican long-nosed bats and the Chisos agave. Big Bend National Park contains a rich fossil record from the Cretaceous period through the Cenozoic era, and the fossil of the largest known flying creature of all time, the Quetzalcoatlus pterosaur, was identified in the park in 1971.
Map of Big Bend National ParkLoad map
The coordinates shown for all tentative sites were produced as a community effort. They are not official and may change on inscription.
Renomination of former TWHS Big Bend National Park (1990-1996)
2017 Added to Tentative List
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