Australia demands world heritage experts visit Great Barrier Reef ahead of ‘in danger’ list decision

Australia demands world heritage experts visit Great Barrier Reef ahead of ‘in danger’ list decision

Environment minister calls for ‘due process’ to be followed before 21-country United Nations committee rules on the reef

Australia is demanding world heritage experts carry out a monitoring mission to the Great Barrier Reef before an international committee decides if it should be placed on a list of global sites in danger.

The Australian government on Monday night briefed international ambassadors and Paris-based delegates to Unesco as part of lobbying efforts to keep the Great Barrier Reef off the in-danger list.

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