Tag: AU – Great Barrier Reef

Why Australia doesn’t want to list the Great Barrier Reef as endangered; Devika Rao; The Week

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Source: Why Australia doesn’t want to list the Great Barrier Reef as endangered

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

Great Barrier Reef should be placed on world heritage ‘in danger; Business Standard

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A UN-backed mission to the Great Barrier Reef has said that the world’s biggest coral reef system should be placed on a list of world heritage sites in danger. The long-awaited report on the 10-day mission that took place in March said climate change was presenting a “serious challenge” to the values that saw the reef inscribed as a global wonder in 1981, reports Guardian.

Source: Great Barrier Reef should be placed on world heritage ‘in danger