Great Barrier Reef at risk of being placed on Unesco danger list

SYDNEY -- Australia's Great Barrier Reef is at risk of being placed on Unesco's World Heritage "in danger" list after land clearing laws failed to be passed through parliament, a government minister conceded on Friday.

The Commonwealth and Queensland state governments have delivered the progress reports on the reef's protection efforts to Unesco (The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) in Paris which are in the midst of their latest assessments on the health of the World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef.

Fuente: SUN STAR