Great Barrier Reef should be listed as ‘in danger’, Unesco recommends

Australian government ‘stunned’ by recommendation and will strongly oppose draft decision, minister says

The should be placed on to a list of world heritage sites that are “in danger”, according to a recommendation from UN officials that urges Australia to take “accelerated action at all possible levels” on .

The Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization says the world’s biggest coral reef system should be placed on the list at the world heritage committee meeting next month.

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