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Australia argues against 'endangered' Great Barrier Reef status

Australia Great Barrier Reef: The report recommended shifting the Great Barrier Reef to endangered status.

Australia Great Barrier Reef: A sea turtle swims over corals on Moore Reef in Gunggandji Sea Country off the coast of Queensland.(AP)
Updated on Nov 29, 2022 11:35 AM IST

UN panel recommends Great Barrier Reef be put on 'in danger' list

Frequent bleaching events are threatening the reef, including four over the last seven years and the first during a La Nina phenomenon, which typically brings cooler temperatures, this year.

This file photo taken on November 20, 2014 shows an aerial view of the Great Barrier Reef off the coast of the Whitsunday Islands, along the central coast of Queensland.(AFP)
Updated on Nov 29, 2022 10:44 AM IST
Reuters | | Posted by Shubhangi Gupta

Severe marine heatwaves threaten the Great Barrier Reef: Report

The marine heatwaves are affecting fisheries, damaging species and hurting tourism.

Waters off Australia face more frequent and severe marine heatwaves that threaten the Great Barrier Reef, a report said on Monday, as a United Nations team began a visit to evaluate whether the World Heritage site should be listed as
Updated on Mar 21, 2022 09:43 PM IST
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UNESCO defers downgrade of Australia's Great Barrier Reef

The Australian government managed to garner enough international support to get the decision postponed till at least next June.

An aerial view of the Great Barrier Reef off the coast of the Whitsunday Islands, along the central coast of Queensland (AFP File Photo).
Published on Jul 25, 2021 03:25 PM IST
By | Written by Karan Manral, New Delhi

Great Barrier Reef downgraded: Other UN World Heritage sites in danger

Australia said on Tuesday that it will fight against plans to downgrade the Great Barrier Reef’s World Heritage status due to climate change.

A couple walk near a canal in Venice, Italy. UNESCO has recommended adding Venice to its endangered heritage list.(Reuters File Photo.)
Published on Jun 23, 2021 07:27 AM IST
By | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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