Participant countries enter an open ended condition, overseen by the U.S. National Park Service’s Office of International Affairs, with the United States allowing park rangers from both nations to share conservation tips and best practices for caring for important parks, sites and monuments.
Over three dozen Sister Park partnerships link parks in the United States with ones in 32 other countries.
Here are five of these Sister Park partnerships, united by a common goal of protecting the Earth and important cultural sites.
Mammoth Cave National Park in Kentucky partners with the South China Karst World Heritage Site in Guangxi province. The South China Karst World Heritage site sprawls over 97,125 hectares and contains significant karst landforms — underground drainage systems formed by the gradual dissolution of rocks. Mammoth Cave, similarly, is the longest cave system known and is home to a rich diversity of plant and animal life.
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