1.         Wet Tropics of Queensland (Australia) (N 486)

Year of inscription on the World Heritage List  1988

Criteria  (vii)(viii)(ix)(x)

Year(s) of inscription on the List of World Heritage in Danger  N/A

Previous Committee Decisions  see page https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/486/documents/

International Assistance

Requests approved: 0
Total amount approved: USD 0
For details, see page https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/486/assistance/

UNESCO Extra-budgetary Funds

N/A

Previous monitoring missions

N/A

Factors affecting the property identified in previous reports

Illustrative material  see page https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/486/

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. 

Analysis and Conclusions of the World Heritage Centre and IUCN

N/A

Decision Adopted: 15 BUR VI.27

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.

Decision Adopted: 15 COM VIII

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.