June 22 2021 1:01pm

Australia challenges UN recommendation that Great Barrier Reef be listed as ‘in danger’

A United Nations committee recommended Tuesday that the Great Barrier Reef be added to a list of “in danger” World Heritage Sites, prompting an angry response from Australia, which said it had been blindsided by the move and blamed political interference. Environment Minister Sussan Ley defended Australia’s protection of the reef and said Canberra would challenge the recommendation, stating that it went against advice given just a week ago.

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