Fraser Island World Heritage natural criteria

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Key finding

Fraser Island meets three World Heritage natural criteria: natural phenomena and exceptional natural beauty; representing major stages of earth's history; and significant ongoing ecological and biological processes.

Fraser Island (information applies statewide, map locations are for reference only)

Fraser Island—also known by its Aboriginal name of K’Gari—lies along the eastern coast of Australia. At 181,851ha, it is the world’s largest sand island, offering an outstanding example of ongoing biological, hydrological and geomorphological processes. It is the world’s largest sand island, the development of rainforest vegetation on coastal dune systems at the scale found on Fraser Island is unique, plus the island boasts the world’s largest unconfined aquifer on a sand island.

Fraser Island, including several small islands off its west coast, was declared a World Heritage site in 1992.

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Indicator: Area reflects the scope and breadth of world heritage natural criteria

Fraser Island world heritage natural criteria identified by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), World Heritage Convention.

Fraser Island world heritage natural criteria

World heritage natural criteria Criteria summary

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