A UN committee recommended that the Great Barrier Reef should be added to the in danger list of the World Heritage Sites. This however did not go well with Australia, as the nation has been trying to keep the destination off the in danger list. The country said that it got blindsided by this recommendation, and has said that political interference is to be blamed for this.
UNESCO had noted that the outlook for the reef was poor back in 2015. Australia on the other hand has been trying to keep the destination away from the in danger list, as it employs thousands of people. It is one of the most important tourist destinations in the country.
On the other hand, Sussan Ley, who is the Minister for the Environment of Australia, has said that there would be no such recommendations by the UN before the month of July. Ley said in a statement, “This decision was flawed. Clearly there were politics behind it.”
The Great Barrier Reef attracts more than 1,5 million visitors each year, and is certainly one of those places that is in every traveller’s bucket list. Water sports is one of the main things that you must experience here, things such as snorkeling and diving are just the best here. There are numerous experiences for travellers here, from Wildlife day trips, to seaplane adventures, and so much more.