1.         Fraser Island (Australia) (N 630)

Year of inscription on the World Heritage List  1992

Criteria  (vii)(viii)(ix)

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/630/documents/

International Assistance

Requests approved: 0
Total amount approved: USD 0
For details, see page https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/630/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/630/

Information presented to the Bureau of the World Heritage Committee in 2000

New information: IUCN has informed the Centre that it has received a number of reports raising issues relevant to the state of conservation of this site. These include:

Furthermore, IUCN has noted that the Fraser Island Scientific Advisory Committee has undertaken a review of the World Heritage values of the site and a report on the findings of the review is due to be completed in 2000.

Action Required

The Bureau invites the State Party to study the issues raised by IUCN and consider extending the application of ACIUCN’s assessment and consultation process to include the Fraser Island. The Bureau requests that the State Party submit the report of the Fraser Island Scientific Advisory Committee on World Heritage values of the site to the World Heritage Centre as soon as it is ready during the course of this year (i.e. 2000). In the event that the State Party is able to submit that report to the Centre, before 15 September 2000, the Bureau requests IUCN to review the report and submit its findings to the twenty-fourth extraordinary session of the Bureau in November 2000.

Conservation issues presented to the World Heritage Committee in 2000

N/A

Analysis and Conclusions of the World Heritage Centre and IUCN

N/A

Decision Adopted: 24 BUR IV.B.25

Concerning the reports received, IUCN noted that the IUCN Task Force on Management Effectiveness has outlined a programme to improve the monitoring of World Heritage sites and a proposal has been submitted for support of the UN Foundation. IUCN pointed out that this methodology is already being applied by the relevant Australian authorities in Fraser Island, and the State Party is to be commended for this approach. IUCN also proposed that the ACIUCN process be extended to include Fraser Island taking full account of the work undertaken on management effectiveness.

The Bureau invited the State Party to assist ACIUCN in the possible extension of the ACIUCN assessment and consultation process to include Fraser Island and to transmit this information for the periodic report of the State Party in 2002. The Bureau requested that a progress report be submitted for information to the twenty-fourth extraordinary session of the Bureau in November 2000.