The trials and tribulations of gaining World Heritage listing for Australia's only tropical rainforest, the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area

Patricia Blazey*

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Abstract

The article undertakes an analysis of the problems that had to be overcome before the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area in North East Queensland gained its listing as a World Heritage Area in 1988. It demonstrates how differing political views and the power of self-interested groups supported by political parties can thwart the sustainable management and protection of a valuable natural resource even in a developed country such as Australia.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)393-402
Number of pages10
JournalInternational Journal of Public Law and Policy
Volume4
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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