Year of inscription on the World Heritage List 1992
Year(s) of inscription on the List of World Heritage in Danger N/A
Previous Committee Decisions see page http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/630/documents/
Requests approved: 0
Total amount approved: USD 0
For details, see page http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/630/assistance/
UNESCO Extra-budgetary Funds
Previous monitoring missions
Factors affecting the property identified in previous reports
Illustrative material see page http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/630/
Information presented to the Bureau of the World Heritage Committee in 2000
New information: IUCN has informed the Centre that it has received a number of reports raising issues relevant to the state of conservation of this site. These include:
The Bureau invites the State Party to study the issues raised by IUCN and consider extending the application of ACIUCN’s assessment and consultation process to include the Fraser Island. The Bureau requests that the State Party submit the report of the Fraser Island Scientific Advisory Committee on World Heritage values of the site to the World Heritage Centre as soon as it is ready during the course of this year (i.e. 2000). In the event that the State Party is able to submit that report to the Centre, before 15 September 2000, the Bureau requests IUCN to review the report and submit its findings to the twenty-fourth extraordinary session of the Bureau in November 2000.
Conservation issues presented to the World Heritage Committee in 2000
Analysis and Conclusions of the World Heritage Centre and IUCN
Decision Adopted: 24 BUR IV.B.25
Concerning the reports received, IUCN noted that the IUCN Task Force on Management Effectiveness has outlined a programme to improve the monitoring of World Heritage sites and a proposal has been submitted for support of the UN Foundation. IUCN pointed out that this methodology is already being applied by the relevant Australian authorities in Fraser Island, and the State Party is to be commended for this approach. IUCN also proposed that the ACIUCN process be extended to include Fraser Island taking full account of the work undertaken on management effectiveness.
The Bureau invited the State Party to assist ACIUCN in the possible extension of the ACIUCN assessment and consultation process to include Fraser Island and to transmit this information for the periodic report of the State Party in 2002. The Bureau requested that a progress report be submitted for information to the twenty-fourth extraordinary session of the Bureau in November 2000.