Great Barrier Reef: Unesco opts against ‘in danger’ status 

Unesco opts against upgrading the reef’s status, but raises concerns over conservation progress.

…[Unesco criticized] Australia’s slow progress in improving water quality, noting some conservation targets were “not expected to be achieved within the foreseen [timeframe.”]

The heritage body also called on Australia to better tackle the issue of land clearing.

Great Barrier Reef: Unesco opts against ‘in danger’ status – BBC News

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