Australian World Heritage in Danger

Simon Marsden

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    This article analyses recent Australian developments under theWorld Heritage Convention with respect to Macquarie Island, the Great Barrier Reef and the Tasmanian Wilderness. It reviews the state of conservation of each of these properties which have been (Macquarie Island), or are (Great Barrier Reef and Tasmanian Wilderness), at risk of inscription on the List of World Heritage in Danger. The primary focus is upon international law and the Great Barrier Reef, the site that is the most iconic and subject to the greatest threats. The purpose of this List and the process by which properties can be inscribed on it are reviewed in the context of Australia’s compliance with its obligations under the Convention.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)192-209
    Number of pages18
    JournalEnvironmental and Planning Law Journal
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - 2014


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