State of Conservation (SOC)
Wet Tropics of Queensland (1992)
UNESCO Extra-Budgetary Funds
International Assistance granted to the property
Total Amount Ap proved:0USD
early 1992: IUCN mission
Factors* affecting the property identified in previous reports
Lack of funds; Delayed planning process; Hydropower development project
Current conservation issues
[Oral report by IUCN and the Secretariat]
Analysis and Conclusion
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Wet Tropics of Queensland (Australia)
The Committee noted that, as requested at the time of the inscription of this property on the World Heritage List in 1988, IUCN had undertaken a review mission to the site. The Committee learnt with satisfaction that despite a slow start, the management of the Wet Tropics area had achieved much progress, particularly with respect to:
(a) establishing a headquarters and appointment of staff;
(b) drafting legislation;
(c) preparing management plans and site plans;
(d) carrying out a number of policy-relevant studies;
(e) setting-up advisory committees and a management authority;
(f) improving budgetary allocations for site management, and
(g) rehabilitating degraded forest areas.
The Committee commended the Australian authorities for taking these steps for ensuring the adequate management of this site and requested IUCN and the World Heritage Centre to continue to monitor progress.
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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”).