Illegal removal of fossils at Riversleigh section of Australian Fossil Mammal Sites
Threats to Riversleigh include vandalism and the illegal removal of fossils from the area.
Small-scale disturbance through visitor theft has been reported. Some historical fossil theft has also been alleged, however there has been no documented evidence. Park management continues to undertake monitoring and surveillance to ensure these activities do not occur, and if they do, they do not impact on the site’s values.
This threat is considered very low.
Indicator: Illegal removal of fossils
Illegal removal of fossils pressure on the Riversleigh section of Australian Fossil Mammal Sites World Heritage Area.
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