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Australia - Fraser Island (Queensland): Lace Monitor Goanna (photo by Luca Dal Bo)
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The World Heritage Committee has inscribed the following properties on the World Heritage List:
Australia - Great Barrier Reef (Queensland): Heart reef - Unesco world heritage site  (photo by Luca Dal Bo) 1981 Great Barrier Reef Australia - Fraser Island (Queensland): Lace Monitor Goanna (photo by Luca Dal Bo) 1992 Fraser Island
Australia - Huge termite mounds. Kakadu NP, Northern Territory - Unesco world heritage site (photo by Rod Eime) 1981 Kakadu National Park Australia - Boodjamulla / Lawn Hill Gorge NP (Queensland): river view (photo by Luca Dal Bo) 1994 Australian Fossil Mammal Sites (Riversleigh/Naracoorte)
1981 Willandra Lakes Region Heard Island - UNESCO World Heritage Site: Laurens Peninsula - Mt Olsen (left) and Anzak Peak (photo by Eric Philips) 1997 Heard and McDonald Islands
Australia - Tasmania - Franklin–Gordon Wild Rivers National Park: Frenchman’s Cap - Tasmanian Wilderness Unesco World Heritage Area (photo by  M.Samper) 1982 Tasmanian Wilderness Macquarie island - UNESCO World Heritage Site: King Penguins at Sandy Bay, Sarsen anchored behind - Southern Ocean - photo by Eric Philips / Icetrek 1997 Macquarie Island
1982 Lord Howe Island Group Australia - Blue Mountains NP (NSW): the three sisters / 3 sisters - from  Echo Point, Katoomba - Unesco World heritage area (photo by M.Torres) 2000 Greater Blue Mountains Area
Australia - Ayers Rock / Uluru (NT): general view II  (photo by  Picture Tasmania/Steve Lovegrove) 1987 Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park 2003 Purnululu National Park
1987 Central Eastern Rainforest Reserves (Australia) 2004 Royal Exhibition Building and Carleton Gardens - Melbourne
1988 Wet Tropics of Queensland Australia - Sydney - New South Wales: Sydney Opera House at night - architect: Jorn Utzon - UNESCO world heritage site - photo by Rod Eime 2007 Sydney Opera House
1991 Shark Bay, Western Australia Australia - Tasmania - Port Arthur settlement: the main prison block - ruins of hospital - Australian Convict Sites - UNESCO world heritage - Southern Tasmania - photo by Picture Tasmania/S.Lovegrove 2010 Australian Convict Sites

The World Heritage List was established under terms of The Convention Concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage adopted in November 1972 at the 17th General Conference of UNESCO.
The Convention states that a World Heritage Committee "will establish, keep up-to-date and publish" a World Heritage List of cultural and natural properties, submitted by the States Parties and considered to be of outstanding universal value.
One of the main responsibilities of this Committee is to provide technical co-operation under the World Heritage Fund for the safeguarding of World Heritage properties to States Parties whose resources are insufficient.
States Parties can request international assistance under the Fund for the preparation of tentative lists and nomination forms, expert missions, training of specialized staff, and supply of equipment when appropriate; they can also apply for long-term loans and, in special cases, non-repayable grants. Requests must concern work necessary for the preservation of cultural or natural sites included in the World Heritage List or assistance to national or regional training centres.

Emergency assistance is also available under the Fund in the case of properties severely damaged by specific natural or man-made disasters or threatened with imminent destruction.

source: www.unesco.org

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