Chapter 6. The Establishment of a World Heritage Area

  1. Nigel E. Stork Chair Head Associate Dean CEO Director Member4 and
  2. Stephen M. Turton Executive Director Associate Professor Director Councillor5
  1. Peter S. Valentine1,† and
  2. Rosemary Hill2,3,‡

Published Online: 2 FEB 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444300321.ch6

Living in a Dynamic Tropical Forest Landscape

Living in a Dynamic Tropical Forest Landscape

How to Cite

Valentine, P. S. and Hill, R. (2008) The Establishment of a World Heritage Area, in Living in a Dynamic Tropical Forest Landscape (eds N. E. Stork and S. M. Turton), Blackwell Publishing, Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444300321.ch6

Editor Information

  1. 4

    School of Resource Management and Geography, Faculty of Land and Food Resources, University of Melborne, Burnley Campus, Richmond, Victoria, Australia

  2. 5

    Australian Tropical Forest Institute, School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, James Cook University, Cairns, Queensland, Australia

Author Information

  1. 1

    School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland, Australia

  2. 2

    School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, James Cook University, Cairns, Queensland, Australia

  3. 3

    CSIRO Sustainable Ecosystems, Cairns, Queensland, Australia

  1. The authors were participants of Cooperative Research Centre for Tropical Ecology and Management

  2. The authors were participants of Cooperative Research Centre for Tropical Ecology and Management

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 2 FEB 2009
  2. Published Print: 23 APR 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405156431

Online ISBN: 9781444300321

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Keywords:

  • World Heritage Area (WHA) and modern management framework development;
  • Cairns and Far North Environment Centre (CAFNEC);
  • Rainforest Conservation Society of Queensland (RCSQ);
  • International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN);
  • ACF and CAFNEC leading search for economic alternatives;
  • policy development phase;
  • implementation phase - state and Commonwealth government tensions;
  • World Heritage listing - responsibilities and action

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Crisis phase

  • The search for alternatives

  • Policy development phase

  • Community response to the federal intervention

  • Implementation phase: state and Commonwealth government tensions

  • World Heritage listing: the formal process for the Wet Tropics

  • World Heritage listing: responsibilities and action

  • Looking forward

  • References