Australia to challenge UNESCO downgrade of Great Barrier Reef

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Brisbane, Australia (AFP) June 22, 2021

Australia said Tuesday it will strongly oppose a UNESCO plan to list the Great Barrier Reef as "in danger" over deterioration caused by climate change. The UN body released a draft report on Monday recommending the reef's World Heritage status be downgraded because of its dramatic coral decline, after years of public threats to do so. Environmental campaigners said the decision highlight

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