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Wet Tropics of Queensland

Australia
Factors affecting the property in 1992*
  • Financial resources
  • Management systems/ management plan
  • Water infrastructure
Factors* affecting the property identified in previous reports

Lack of funds; Delayed planning process; Hydropower development project

International Assistance: requests for the property until 1992
Requests approved: 0
Total amount approved : 0 USD
Missions to the property until 1992**

early 1992: IUCN mission

Information presented to the Bureau of the World Heritage Committee in 1992

When this site was inscribed on the World Heritage List in 1988, the Committee requested IUCN to provide a report on the state of conservation in 1991. At its last session the Committee agreed that the submission of this report be delayed until its next session in order to enable IUCN to include the findings of a site visit scheduled for early 1992. This site visit had been undertaken and IUCN will submit a state of conservation report on this site at the time of the meeting of the Bureau.

Conservation issues presented to the World Heritage Committee in 1992

[Oral report by IUCN and the Secretariat] 

Decisions adopted by the Committee in 1992
16 BUR V.14
Wet Tropics of Queensland (Australia)

The Bureau noted that, as requested by the Committee at the time of the inscription of this property on the World Heritage List in 1988, IUCN had undertaken a mission to the site. The Bureau learnt with satisfaction that despite a slow start, the management of the Wet Tropics area had achieved much progress last year, particularly with respect to:

(a) establishing a headquarters and appointment of staff; (b)drafting of legislation; (c) preparing of management plans andsite plans; (d) carrying out a number of policy-relevant studies; (e) setting-up advisory committees and a management authority (f) improving budgetary allocations for site management, and (g) rehabilitating degraded forest areas.

The Bureau commended the Australian authorities for taking these steps for ensuring the adequate management of this site and requested IUCN and the World Heritage Centre to continue to monitor progress.

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

Wet Tropics of Queensland (Australia)

The Committee noted that, as requested at the time of the inscription of this property on the World Heritage List in 1988, IUCN had undertaken a review mission to the site. The Committee learnt with satisfaction that despite a slow start, the management of the Wet Tropics area had achieved much progress, particularly with respect to:

(a) establishing a headquarters and appointment of staff;
(b) drafting legislation;
(c) preparing management plans and site plans;
(d) carrying out a number of policy-relevant studies;
(e) setting-up advisory committees and a management authority;
(f) improving budgetary allocations for site management, and
(g) rehabilitating degraded forest areas.

The Committee commended the Australian authorities for taking these steps for ensuring the adequate management of this site and requested IUCN and the World Heritage Centre to continue to monitor progress.

No draft Decision

Report year: 1992
Australia
Date of Inscription: 1988
Category: Natural
Criteria: (vii)(viii)(ix)(x)
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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