UN backs Australia’s plan to save the Great Barrier Reef

A Greenpeace activist protests outside the World Conference Center in Bonn, Germany where the annual session of the World Heritage Committee was being held.

EUROPEAN CORRESPONDENT — Australia has escaped attempts by environmentalists to have its iconic Great Barrier Reef listed as endangered by the United Nations World Heritage Committee after heavy lobbying and the fast-tracking of a 10-year $1.5 billion rescue bid.

Read more from Luke Hunt in Bonn, Germany, for The Nikkei Asian Review.

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