America's Parks Belong To The United Nations

by Amy Ridenour

When you go to a bank to get a loan, most the time you have to put up something worth about the same.

I was up flipping channels last night, for some reason I stopped on a public TV show, that a radio broad caster in Texas made, Like I said it was late so I cant remember his name. It was about the US being sold out by the government. To the United nations, and China.

He want to talk to National parks around the the US, to see if the park rangers knew of the parks being Given to the UN as backing for our money. If we go in to default, the Parks belong to the UN. Including the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone..... He said this is the reason that parts of the parks where closing.

It was a pre Bush show. I Did some searching here's what I found on the subject.


Across this great land, our national parks, woodlands, forests, and lakes are being turned over to UN control. Joseph Urso, Jr., a friend of the ministry who hails from Knoxville, Tennessee, recently sent me a photograph of the entrance sign of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Notice the telling phrase on the sign: "AN INTERNATIONAL BIOSPHERE RESERVE."

This means that, under the United Nations Biodiversity Treaty, a precious resource owned by American citizens for over 200 years has been turned over to the UN's bureaucrats for control. Yes, you and I will continue to pay taxes for the maintenance and upkeep of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. But we no longer own it. Now, the UN has ultimate jurisdiction. This alone is startling evidence that the once independent nation-state known as the United States of America is going out with a whimper and not a bang. Our sovereignty is coming to an end.

As a consequence, across the U.S.A., our parks and wilderness areas are slowly being closed to the public.  Roads inside the parks are being grazed over.  Mountain passes and hiking paths are being blockaded.  "No fishing," "No hunting," "No trespassing" signs are being erected everywhere on public lands.  Entrance fees are being jacked up 100%, even 500% higher, to keep American families out of their own lands.

World Heritage Sites are designated under a treaty to which the United States is a party, entitled the “Convention for the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage,” which was adopted at the General Conference of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization in Paris on November 16, 1972. Although the United States no longer participates in UNESCO(1), the U.S. Department of State in conjunction with the National Park Service and other agencies, administers the program. Sites continue to be added to the 22 already-designated parks, buildings and other sites in the United States.

Both “cultural” and “natural” Heritage are protected under the treaty. Although national sovereignty is an issue of concern in all designations, the experience of private property owners indicates that it is the resource designations which pose the potentially serious detriment to their private property rights.

Under Article 2 of the Convention, “natural heritage” is defined

Here is a list of all Properties.

UNESCO's WORLD HERITAGE COMMITTEE ACTIONS: Yellowstone National Park has now been designated as a "World Heritage Site in Danger." Adul Wichiencharoen of Thailand, head of the World Heritage Committee said, "certainly the forest areas around Yellowstone belong to the same ecosystem. All these lands must have protection so their integrity is not threatened."

Wichiencharoen stressed that he respected U.S. sovereignty, however as a signatory to the 1972 World Heritage Convention treaty, the U.S. has a duty to preserve the Yellowstone ecosystem across administrative boundaries.  Similarly designated were Glacier National Park and Carlsbad Caverns and its minerals.

In a "Bozeman Chronicle" report, Senator Conrad Burns of Montana is reported as stating; "It is astonishing that a group of extreme environmentalists can invite a few folks from the United Nations to circumvent laws that Americans and Montanans have worked hard for and lent their voices to." Burns expressed fears the committee "would also seek to put a halt to activities in the park such as travel by motor vehicles as well as to create a buffer zone around the park that would run roughshod over private property rights.

1972 Treaty Grants the United Nations Control Over American Historical Landmarks

The Founding Fathers would be shocked to learn that some of their successors have given control of key American sovereign territory to other nations.

Through an international treaty, the United States is allowing the United Nations and its member countries access to and control of American soil - in particular, our historic buildings and treasured wilderness.


Undeterred by the will of the people, the Clinton administration continues to work closely with the UN to implement its secretive, pantheistic agenda of global governance through a host of additional programs—all designed to strip private property rights from landowners and revert much of the American landscape back to its natural wilderness condition. Only through prayer, factual documentation and direct action by citizens can this agenda be exposed, then stopped.

Looks like the UN is a major player.

Millions of Americans will flock to the country's national parks this summer.  Dazzled by nature and history, will they notice the missing signs, crumbling roads, or disappearance of park rangers?  Facing what some people warn is a "crippling" budget shortfall, many national park superintendents are being asked to consider cutting their ranger staffs, services, and visitor center hours—and possibly even closing down completely on certain days.

The following info comes from the website of the Concerned Women for America (

Fact: The Clinton administration is implementing United Nations treaties without congressional or voter approval. Already 68% of our national parks and preserves are under U.N. administration.

Fact: U.N. committees are empowered to visit "World Heritage Sites" within the U.S. to judge whether human activity poses an environmental risk and if it need to be curtailed.

Fact: The Clinton administration is transferring tens of millions of acres of land to the federal government to be placed under U.N. control.

Fact: Towns in the Cuyahoga River Valley near Akron, Ohio, have lost much of their population as the National Park Service under U.N. provisions, has condemned and torn down homes, farms, forcing people to leave their land.

Fact: The U.N. Biodiversity Treaty supports the Wildlands Project, which calls for turning 50% of the U.S. into "wildlands" where humans would not be allowed, but animals could roam free.

"The United States currently owes China over $650 BILLION in debt. That number is expected to grow to over $1 Trillion during the next 2 years. How is this possible? In order to pay for its two recent wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, the Bush administration has been forced to loan money from, you guessed it, China." SOURCE

The average American citizen is woefully ignorant of such evils which are being committed against the American family.

"It is obviously good and proper to respect the U.S. flag, perpetuated with the blood of American heroes. On the other hand, it can be a fatal mistake, a nuking of the Bill of Rights, not to recognize scoundrels who wrap themselves in the same flag to cover up their crimes against the American common people." -Sherman Skolnick

We are foolish not to follow the wisdom of our founding fathers who warned us about government tyranny.

"I believe there are more instances of the abridgement of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations." -James Madison

"It is the duty of the patriot to protect his country from his government." -Thomas Paine

"When all government, domestic and foreign, in little as in great things, shall be drawn to Washington as the center of all power, it will ... become as venal and oppressive as the government from which we separated." -Thomas Jefferson

"Evil triumphs when good men do nothing." -Thomas Jefferson

Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters. -Ben Franklin

They that give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty or safety. -Ben Franklin

'It would be a hard government that should tax its people one-tenth part of their income. -Ben Franklin

If the people of America continue to take their freedom for granted, then they are assured to eventually lose it.