Category: Australia

The Great Barrier Reef is ‘in danger’: Australia pushes back; Arjun Sengupta; The Indian Express

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A joint report by the IUCN and UNESCO s World Heritage Centre has recommended that the Great Barrier Reef be inscribed on the List of World Heritage in Danger , something Australia is opposing. Arjun Sengupta explains why.

Source: The Great Barrier Reef is ‘in danger’: Australia pushes back

Australia vows to protect coral reef after UN panel suggests ‘in danger’ list; EFE

Photo: La Prensa Latina

Australia Tuesday reaffirmed its commitment to protecting the Great Barrier Reef after the United Nations cultural agency recommended that the world’s biggest coral reef system be listed as a heritage site “in danger.” The reef, which spans over 2,300 km (1430 miles) along the northeastern coast of Australia, and was recognized as a World Heritage Site in 1981, has become vulnerable to mass bleaching due to the climate crisis.

Source: Australia vows to protect coral reef after UN panel suggests ‘in danger’ list – La Prensa Latina Media

At least 700,000 years ago, the world’s largest sand island emerged as the barrier that helped the Great Barrier Reef form; James Shulmeister & Daniel Ellerton; The Conversation

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Establishing the age of K’gari (Fraser Island) confirms it emerged before the reef, despite the climate being suitable for coral growth long before then.

Source: At least 700,000 years ago, the world’s largest sand island emerged as the barrier that helped the Great Barrier Reef form

In Australia’s Daintree Rainforest, Indigenous Sovereignty Marks a Watershed Moment for Travel; Lizzie Pook; Conde Nast Traveler

Photo: Adam Gibson

It’s one of the longest continuously occupied regions on Earth. Now, the descendants of the Kuku Yalanji who lived there first are shaping how the world interacts with their ancestral homeland.

Source: In Australia’s Daintree Rainforest, Indigenous Sovereignty Marks a Watershed Moment for Travel

Tasmanian government accused of ignoring UNESCO plea over development in World Heritage Areas; Loretta Lohberger; ABC

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“Confused” is how Tasmanian Greens leader Cassy O’Connor says she feels about the way the Tasmanian government is continuing to support development in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area.

Source: Tasmanian government accused of ignoring UNESCO plea over development in World Heritage Areas

Travel with Terri to Sydney, Australia (Part 1); Terri Guthrie; Cross Timbers Gazette

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Whoohooo – Terri Guthrie made it, half way around the world into the Southern Hemisphere. Surprisingly, she felt good after flying 18.5 hours to Sydney. Fortunately, she slept most of the way in Delta’s beautiful new A-350/900. The flat beds and little private rooms are fabulous. Definitely the way to travel! She was so excited to explore this amazing and unique place: a country; an island and a continent!

Source: Travel with Terri to Sydney, Australia (Part 1) – Cross Timbers Gazette | Southern Denton County | Flower Mound | News