Australia’s Great Barrier Reef pictured in 2017. Photo: Kyodo News via AP Australia’s Great Barrier Reef pictured in 2017. Photo: Kyodo News via AP
Australia’s Great Barrier Reef pictured in 2017. Photo: Kyodo News via AP
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Australia and China clash over Unesco plan to downgrade Great Barrier Reef’s World Heritage status

  • The Great Barrier Reef has suffered three mass coral bleaching events in the past five years, prompting Unesco to consider listing it as ‘in danger’
  • ‘We will appeal but China is in control,’ an Australian government source said. Beijing dismissed the claim of interference as ‘lies and misinformation’

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Australia’s Great Barrier Reef pictured in 2017. Photo: Kyodo News via AP Australia’s Great Barrier Reef pictured in 2017. Photo: Kyodo News via AP
Australia’s Great Barrier Reef pictured in 2017. Photo: Kyodo News via AP
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