Riversleigh section of the Australian Fossil Mammal Sites World Heritage integrity

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Key finding

The Riversleigh World Heritage area is representative of the fossil deposits considered adequate to maintain its outstanding universal value (OUV).

Riversleigh section of Australian Fossil Mammal Sites (information applies statewide, map locations are for reference only)

Riversleigh's scientific value is determined by the excavation of fossils by palaeontologists to laboratories for study. The extractive nature of the palaeontological research is necessary to help identify, conserve, protect, present and transmit World Heritage values. Research has been deemed sustainable with only 1% of the resource affected.

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Indicator: Integrity of world heritage criteria attributes

Integrity of Riversleigh section of Australian Fossil Mammal Sites World Heritage property world heritage criteria attributes.