Source: The Australian 
June 29, 2012
"The international community has voiced ongoing concern for the future of the Great Barrier Reef as UNESCO pushes ahead with a deadline for the Australian government to commit to conservation measures.
AT the start of June, UNESCO released a draft plan including 14 protective recommendations and warned the reef could be considered a World Heritage Site in danger as the result of a string of "threatening" nearby developments.
At a meeting in Russia on Thursday, UNESCO passed the draft recommendations with representatives from Switzerland, Colombia and India speaking about the importance of protecting the world's largest coral reef."
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