World Heritage in the life of communities: an analysis from the Wet Tropics of Queensland

Scherl, Lea M. (2013) World Heritage in the life of communities: an analysis from the Wet Tropics of Queensland. In: Figgis, Penelope, Leverington, Andrea, Mackay, Richard, Maclean, Andrew, and Valentine, Peter, (eds.) Keeping the Outstanding Exceptional: the future of world heritage in Australia. Australian Committee for IUCN, Sydney, NSW, Australia, pp. 162-167.

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The Wet Tropics of Queensland World Heritage Area is a region of spectacular scenery and rugged topography with fast-flowing rivers, deep gorges and numerous waterfalls. Mountain summits provide expansive vistas of the oldest surviving rainforest in the world. The exceptional coastal scenery combines tropical rainforest, white sandy beaches and fringing reefs just offshore; a unique feature on a global scale (WTMA, 2010). The World Heritage Area covers nearly 900,000 hectares from Townsville to Cooktown in northern Queensland. It is predicted that some 270,000 people will live within the Wet Tropics region by 2016.

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Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
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Date Deposited: 15 May 2014 06:35
FoR Codes: 05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050201 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Environmental Knowledge @ 50%
05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050209 Natural Resource Management @ 50%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9613 Remnant Vegetation and Protected Conservation Areas > 961308 Remnant Vegetation and Protected Conservation Areas at Regional or Larger Scales @ 100%
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