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The Great Barrier Reef, a wonder in danger for UNESCO


STORY - Experts sent to Australia believe that the coral reef should be placed on the list of endangered sites.


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To marvel at the splendor of the Great Barrier Reef, in a few years will we have to content ourselves with watching Finding


or old programs by Commander Cousteau?

This is suggested by the report of the experts sent by Unesco and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) on the spot last March, which recommends, because of the

"considerable pressures"

undergone by the largest coral reef of the world, to place it on the list of World Heritage Sites in Danger.

During their observation mission, which lasted ten days, the Great Barrier Reef was, for the fourth time in six years, and for the first time during La Niña, a climatic phenomenon manifesting itself in the Pacific Ocean and which characterized by abnormally low temperatures, victim of a wave of massive coral bleaching.

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They note that

“the Outstanding Universal Value of the site is significantly impacted by the drivers of change…

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Source: lefigaro

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