It may roo the day: Oz wins fight to keep Barrier Reef off endangered list

Unesco votes against label for Great Barrier Reef after ‘cynical’ lobbying by Australia’s fossil fuel-friendly government

25 July 2021 - 22:12 By David Stringer and Laura Millan Lombrana

Australia succeeded in efforts to prevent the Great Barrier Reef from being listed as endangered by a UN organisation after a diplomacy blitz.

Members of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation committee on Friday voted against proposals to add the landmark to a list of at-risk World Heritage Sites, a move that would have triggered demands for additional conservation work...

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