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Listing criteria

The Wet Tropics of Queensland was inscribed on the World Heritage list in 1988 as a property that fulfilled all four natural criteria for listing. In 2002 an updated version of the nomination was included as part of the Periodic Report.

Under the current criteria, the Wet Tropics of Queensland is considered to:

Criterion 7 Criterion 8

contain superlative natural phenomena or areas of exceptional natural beauty and aesthetic importance.

 

be an outstanding example representing the major stages of Earth's history, including the record of life, and significant ongoing geological processes in the development of landforms, or significant geomorphic or physiographic features.

Criterion 9 Criterion 10

be an outstanding example representing significant ongoing ecological and biological processes in the evolution and development of terrestrial, fresh water, coastal and marine ecosystems and communities of plants and animals.

contain the most important significant habitats for in situ conservation of biological diversity, including those containing threatened species of outstanding universal value from the point of view of science or conservation.

 

If you would like more information about World Heritage, visit the UNESCO World Heritage pages or the Department of the Environment the World Heritage page.

 

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Rugged rainforest hides forgotten plane crash site

Rugged rainforest hides forgotten plane crash site

The family of a man who died in a far north Queensland plane crash is searching for the elusive site where the aircraft was found almost half a c... READ MORE

Authority takes to the skies to eliminate yellow crazy ants

Authority takes to the skies to eliminate yellow crazy ants

The Wet Tropics Management Authority has completed its latest aerial baiting treatment for yellow crazy ants in southern Cairns this week.... READ MORE

Authority prepares for aerial baiting of yellow crazy ants

Authority prepares for aerial baiting of yellow crazy ants

The Wet Tropics Management Authority will start aerial baiting for yellow crazy ants in remote infestation sites across Cairns next week.... READ MORE