"A UN-backed mission to the Great Barrier Reef has concluded the world’s
biggest coral reef system should be placed on a list of world heritage sites in
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.
Progress to cut pollution running into the reef’s waters from farming and
grazing was too slow and more investment was needed to meet water quality
targets, the report from the mission said.
The report’s recommendation the reef be placed on a list of world heritage
sites “in danger” will be taken into account alongside responses from the
Queensland and federal governments before Unesco makes a formal recommendation
to the world heritage committee before its next meeting."
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