Australian Fossil Mammal Sites (Riversleigh / Naracoorte)



CountryAustralia
UNESCO RegionAsia and the Pacific
LocationStates of Queensland and South Australia
CoordinatesS19 4 60 E138 43 0
Inscription Date1994
Property (ha)10,300
Type of HeritageNatural
CriteriaTo be outstanding examples representing major stages of earth's history; including the record of life; significant on-going geological processes in the development of landforms; or significant geomorphic or physiographic features
CriteriaTo be outstanding examples representing significant on-going ecological and biological processes in the evolution and development of terrestrial; fresh water; coastal and marine ecosystems and communities of plants and animals
All ThreatsInterpretative and visitation facilities
All ThreatsDeliberate destruction of heritage
All ThreatsIllegal activities
All ThreatsFinancial resources
All ThreatsManagement systems/ management plan
Unesco Reference Number698
URLhttp://whc.unesco.org/en/list/698
State of Conservation Reporthttp://whc.unesco.org/en/soc/?action=list&id_site=698
DescriptionRiversleigh and Naracoorte, situated in the north and south respectively of eastern Australia, are among the world’s 10 greatest fossil sites. They are a superb illustration of the key stages of evolution of Australia’s unique fauna.
StatusWorld Heritage Site