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Great Barrier Reef kept off UNESCO 'danger' list for now| Reuters

May 30, 2015    

PARIS A heritage committee of the UNESCO cultural agency stopped short of placing Australia's Great Barrier Reef on an "in danger" list, but the ruling on Friday raised long-term concerns about its future.The long-awaited ruling by UNESCO's World Heritage Committee welcomed Australian efforts to maintain the environmentally sensitive region but noted its outlook was "poor" and called on the government to stick rigidly to commitments to protect it."Climate change, poor water quality and impacts from coastal development are major threats to the property's health...,"...

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