[Coral-List] Losing a World Heritage site
Chris Bone, OceansWatch
chris at oceanswatch.org
Thu Apr 26 14:51:00 EDT 2012
I am also concerned about a World Heritage site, at Rennell Island, Solomon
Islands, which is threatened by logging.
Obviously this will produce sediment that will effect a recently established
I was shocked at the complacency of the World Heritage organisation who seem
content to sit on their hands and watch this happen.
After some ignored emails I eventually got through to the responsible
officer. I stressed the urgency of the matter, I.E. the logging machinery is
already on the Island and working nearby, applications have gone in to
government and so on but the best they could do was have a meeting in June
by which time it could be too late.
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