UNESCO World Heritage Committee

The World Heritage Committee (WHC) meets each year to consider the state of conservation of world heritage properties.

Image courtesy of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Parks Authority.

Image courtesy of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Parks Authority.

The World Heritage Committee met in Bonn, Germany in July 2015 and unanimously agreed to not place the Great Barrier Reef on the world heritage ‘in danger’ list.

The decision recognised the significant work by the Australian and Queensland governments to further protect and manage the Great Barrier Reef including the development of the Reef 2050 Long-Term Sustainability Plan.

The governments will provide the World Heritage Committee with an update on progress with implementing the Reef 2050 Plan by 1 December 2016.

To read about Australia’s responses to the World Heritage Committee visit the Australian Government Department of the Environment.

Last updated
8 July 2015