Bushfires in the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia
The World Heritage Centre expresses its concern over on-going bushfires in and around the Gondwana rainforests in Australia and offers its solidarity to the people affected.
The UNESCO World Heritage Centre has been receiving many expressions of concern from the media and civil society over the possible impact of bushfires on the World Heritage property, “Gondwana Rainforests of Australia”, inscribed on the World Heritage List in 1986 (extended in 1994). The World Heritage Centre is currently verifying the information with the Australian authorities, in particular regarding the potential impact of the fires on the Outstanding Universal Value of the property.
The Centre has been closely following-up on this matter and stands ready to provide any technical assistance at the request of Australian authorities.