Year of inscription on the World Heritage List 1982
Year(s) of inscription on the List of World Heritage in Danger N/A
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Requests approved: 0
Total amount approved: USD 0
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Information presented to the Bureau of the World Heritage Committee in 1997IUCN reported on the process and outcome of the Regional Forest Agreement signed by the Prime Minister of Australia and the Premier of Tasmania on 8 November 1997.
Conservation issues presented to the World Heritage Committee in 1997
At its twenty-first ordinary session in June 1997, the Bureau, based on written and oral presentations made by IUCN, noted several positive developments with regard to the state of conservation of the following World Heritage sites: Tasmanian Wilderness, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park and the Great Barrier Reef.
The Australian authorities have been requested to provide, before 15 October 1997, a copy of the Regional Forest Agreement and a report on the relevance of that Agreement for the maintenance of the integrity of the Tasmanian Wilderness.
Since the conclusion of the twenty-first session of the Bureau in June 1997 however, the following communications, addressed to the Chairperson of the World Heritage Committee, were received by the Centre:
- from the Australian Conservation Foundation (ACF) highlighting the actual and potential threats to the integrity of the Kakadu National Park, arising from the proposal to mine the Jabiluka uranium deposit located within the outer boundaries of the Park; and
- from the Friends of Hinchinbrook Society in Queensland, Australia, highlighting threats to the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area due to developments in the Hinchinbrook area and requesting the Committee to consider including the Great Barrier Reef in the List of World Heritage in Danger.
These communications were transmitted to the Chairperson, the Permanent Delegate of Australia to UNESCO and IUCN for their review and comments.
Analysis and Conclusions of the World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies
The Bureau may wish to examine information that may be available at the time of its session and take appropriate action thereupon.
Decision Adopted: 21 COM VII.C.43
VII.43 The Committee noted the decisions of the twenty-first extraordinary session of the Bureau as reflected in the Report of the Bureau session (Working Document WHC- 97/CONF.208/4B Section III.B.c), on the following mixed properties:
Kakadu National Park (Australia)
Tasmanian Wilderness (Australia).