1.         Kakadu National Park (Australia) (C/N 147quater)

Year of inscription on the World Heritage List  1981

Criteria  (i)(vi)(vii)(ix)(x)

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/147/documents/

International Assistance

Requests approved: 0
Total amount approved: USD 0
For details, see page http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/147/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/147/

Information presented to the Bureau of the World Heritage Committee in 1994

Report prepared by ICOMOS

Kakadu National Park, Australia (N/C 147)

At the request of the Australian Nature Conservation Agency, an ICOMOS mission paid a three-day visit to Kakadu National Park in April 1994. The mission had discussions with the Traditional Owner (Aboriginal) representatives on the managing council and visited a number of the rock-art sites within the property. It also the opportunity to observe the mosaic burning land-management practices of the Park management, which follow the pattern in use by the Traditional Owners over at least 25,000 years.

The mission was impressed by the high level of management skills within the Park and their extensive use of traditional practices. It also felt that the entire area represents a cultural landscape of great importance, since it preserves intact a form of land management that has survived nowhere else in the world outside Australia.

Conservation issues presented to the World Heritage Committee in 1994


Analysis and Conclusions of the World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies


Draft Decision