UNESCO sends reactive monitoring mission to Great Barrier Reef
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UNESCO’s World Heritage Centre and IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) will undertake a mission to Australia’s Great Barrier Reef from 21 to 30 March 2022 to assess its state of conservation and a long-term sustainability plan for its protection. The mission is at the invitation of Australia and in response to the request made by the World Heritage Committee at its most recent session in 2021.
The mission team will prepare a report that sets out recommendations, which, after review by the UNESCO World Heritage Centre and IUCN, will be examined by the World Heritage Committee at its upcoming 45th session.