State of Conservation (SOC)
Wet Tropics of Queensland (1991)
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Factors* affecting the property identified in previous reports
Current conservation issues
The Bureau noted that although an agency had been set up for the management of this site, the Director and staff had only recently been appointed. The management planning process had also been delayed and no additional funds for field management activities had been provided.
The Bureau was also concerned about the pace of tourism development in the site and a proposal for a hydropower development project which could impact the site. Therefore, the Bureau requested the Australian authorities to provide further elaboration on these problems so as to enable IUCN to report to the Committee at its forthcoming session.
As requested by the Bureau, the Australian authorities have provided clarifications on all the points raised by the Bureau in their letter of 3 October 1991. This information has been transmitted to IUCN in order to enable IUCN to report during the session of the Committee.
Analysis and Conclusion
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Wet Tropics of Queensland (Australia)
When this site was inscribed on the World Heritage List in 1988, the Committee requested IUCN to provide a report on the status of conservation in 1991. The Committee noted that IUCN had gathered some information but, as requested by the representative of IUCN, deferred the submission of this monitoring report until 1992, to accommodate the findings of a proposed field visit to this site next year.
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The threats indicated are listed in alphabetical order; their order does not constitute a classification according to the importance of their impact on the property.
Furthermore, they are presented irrespective of the type of threat faced by the property, i.e. with specific and proven imminent danger (“ascertained danger”) or with threats which could have deleterious effects on the property’s Outstanding Universal Value (“potential danger”).