The Great Barrier Reef was not classified as 'in danger' and remains a UN World Heritage Site until further consideration in February 2022, Unesco decided on Friday. Photo: EPA-EFE The Great Barrier Reef was not classified as 'in danger' and remains a UN World Heritage Site until further consideration in February 2022, Unesco decided on Friday. Photo: EPA-EFE
The Great Barrier Reef was not classified as 'in danger' and remains a UN World Heritage Site until further consideration in February 2022, Unesco decided on Friday. Photo: EPA-EFE
Australia

Unesco votes against listing Australia’s Great Barrier Reef as ‘in danger’

  • The UN cultural agency, chaired by China, had recommended that the reef’s World Heritage status be downgraded because of its dramatic coral decline
  • But after intensive lobbying by Canberra, Unesco agreed the country should have more time to report on its reef conservation efforts

Topic |   Australia
The Great Barrier Reef was not classified as 'in danger' and remains a UN World Heritage Site until further consideration in February 2022, Unesco decided on Friday. Photo: EPA-EFE The Great Barrier Reef was not classified as 'in danger' and remains a UN World Heritage Site until further consideration in February 2022, Unesco decided on Friday. Photo: EPA-EFE
The Great Barrier Reef was not classified as 'in danger' and remains a UN World Heritage Site until further consideration in February 2022, Unesco decided on Friday. Photo: EPA-EFE
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