Committee Decisions

CONF 208 VIII.A

Inscription: Heard and McDonald Islands (Australia)

Heard and McDonald Islands

577Rev.

Australia

N(i)(ii)

The Committee inscribed this property under criteria (i) and (ii). It noted that this site is the only volcanically active sub-Antarctic island and illustrates ongoing geomorphic processes and glacial dynamics in the coastal and submarine environment and sub-Antarctic flora and fauna, with no record of alien species. The Committee repeated its request by the sixteenth session for further documentation on the marine resources of the site.

 

Themes: Inscriptions on the World Heritage List
States Parties: Australia
Session: 21COM