The World Heritage Committee, at its last meeting in June 2013, expressed concern for the Great Barrier Reef and requested Australia ensure that the property remains well protected.

We received a report on the state of conservation from the Australian government this week. We are currently reviewing this report and all other available information regarding developments concerning the World Heritage site. The assessment of the situation will be made public in May, ahead of the World Heritage Committee meeting in June this year, when the state of conservation of the Great Barrier Reef will be discussed by the 21-member intergovernmental Committee