澳大利亞大堡礁

【視頻】:教科文提議將大堡礁列為瀕臨危險世界自然遺產

澳大利亞著名的大堡礁。
澳大利亞著名的大堡礁。 SARAH LAI AFP/File

貫穿澳大利亞東北部的珊瑚礁群——大堡礁是世上獨一無二的,擁有無與倫比的動植物資源。自1981年列入聯合國教科文世界自然遺產名錄。但在這令人嘆為觀止的美麗背後,是全球變暖的破壞。自1995年以來,海水的溫度引發珊瑚白化至少5次之多,這是珊瑚礁退化的現象,主要是珊瑚的顏色變弱。因為大堡礁的持續損壞,教科文在一份初步報告中,建議將它列入瀕臨危險的自然遺產名錄;這一建議很可能在下一屆世界文化遺產委員會的會議上獲得通過。對此,澳洲政府想提出異議。

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澳大利亞大堡礁
This aerial photos shows the Great Barrier Reef in Australia on Dec. 2, 2017.  Australia said Tuesday, June 22, 2021, it will fight a recommendation for the Great Barrier Reef to be listed as in danger of losing its World Heritage values due to climate change, while environmentalists have applauded the U.N. World Heritage Committee's proposal.(Kyodo News via AP)
This aerial photos shows the Great Barrier Reef in Australia on Dec. 2, 2017. Australia said Tuesday, June 22, 2021, it will fight a recommendation for the Great Barrier Reef to be listed as in danger of losing its World Heritage values due to climate change, while environmentalists have applauded the U.N. World Heritage Committee's proposal.(Kyodo News via AP) AP