Wet Tropics of Queensland
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This world heritage has boundary length of about 3000 kilometres and stretches for about 450 kilometres from just south of Cooktown to north of Townsville. There are about 2,500 properties neighbouring the World Heritage Area.
The Wet Tropics of Queensland meets all four of the criteria for natural heritage for selection as a World Heritage Site. World Heritage status was declared in 1988.
Its boundary has been highly controversial .The finalised boundary for the Wet Tropics of Queensland World Heritage Area was produced from transparencies made by the Australian Surveying and Land Information Group. The finalised boundary took into account a six month public review that was undertaken in 1987 which resulted in the elimination of a number of elements that did not significantly contribute to the overall values of the site.
The areas included within the current World Heritage Area boundary were based on available scientific, cadastral and topographic information, and influenced by prevailing political and community attitudes at the time when listing was being hotly contested .
The World Heritage area includes Australia’s highest waterfall, Wallaman Falls. 15% of the area is protected as national park. The site contains many unique features such as over 390 rare plant species, which includes 74 species that are threatened. Rainfall in the area varies considerably with elevation and orientation of the coastline being the major influences.
Overall this world heritage site is so vast that whatever i say it will not able to defy its beauty. It has no end to its geography.