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Wet Tropics of Queensland

Australia
Factors affecting the property in 1991*
  • Financial resources
  • Management systems/ management plan
  • Water infrastructure
International Assistance: requests for the property until 1991
Requests approved: 0
Total amount approved : 0 USD
Missions to the property until 1991**
Conservation issues presented to the World Heritage Committee in 1991

The Bureau noted that although an agency had been set up for the management of this site, the Director and staff had only recently been appointed. The management planning process had also been delayed and no additional funds for field management activities had been provided.

The Bureau was also concerned about the pace of tourism development in the site and a proposal for a hydropower development project which could impact the site. Therefore, the Bureau requested the Australian authorities to provide further elaboration on these problems so as to enable IUCN to report to the Committee at its forthcoming session.

As requested by the Bureau, the Australian authorities have provided clarifications on all the points raised by the Bureau in their letter of 3 October 1991. This information has been transmitted to IUCN in order to enable IUCN to report during the session of the Committee. 

Decisions adopted by the Committee in 1991
15 BUR VI.27
Wet Tropics of Queensland (Australia)

The Bureau recalled that the Committee, when it inscribed this site on the World Heritage List in 1988, requested IUCN to submit a progress report in 1991 on the implementation of an effective management regime. The Bureau noted that although a management agency has been set up, the Director and staff were only recently appointed and that the management planning process has been delayed and no additional funds for field management activities have been provided. The Bureau was also concerned about the pace of tourism development and a proposal for a hydropower development project which could impact the site. The Bureau requested that the Australian authorities provide further elaboration on these problems to IUCN so as to enable IUCN to report to the Committee at its forthcoming session in December 1991.

15 COM VIII
SOC: Wet Tropics of Queensland (Australia)

Wet Tropics of Queensland (Australia)

When this site was inscribed on the World Heritage List in 1988, the Committee requested IUCN to provide a report on the status of conservation in 1991. The Committee noted that IUCN had gathered some information but, as requested by the representative of IUCN, deferred the submission of this monitoring report until 1992, to accommodate the findings of a proposed field visit to this site next year.

No draft Decision

Report year: 1991
Australia
Date of Inscription: 1988
Category: Natural
Criteria: (vii)(viii)(ix)(x)
Documents examined by the Committee
arrow_circle_right 15COM (1991)
Exports

* : 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”).

** : All mission reports are not always available electronically.


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