1 February, 2024
World Heritage talk at Malanda
WORLD Heritage sites throughout Australia will be the focus of the Tree Kangaroo and Mammal Group’s first free public talk for 2024.
The group is inviting interested people to attend its free talk on Thursday from 7.30pm at The Big Pub in Malanda.
To start the year off in a positive way, the talk will present details about our spectacular World Heritage Sites - natural and cultural heritage of international significance.
The most familiar of these are the Wet Tropics and the Great Barrier Reef, but there are total of 20 sites across Australia already listed by UNESCO.
These include Kakadu National Park and Uluru National Park as well as cultural icons including the Sydney Opera House. Then, there’s the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area which meets more criteria for World Heritage than all except one other from the more than 1000 sites across the world.
The presentation will focus on the main elements of Australia’s fabulous properties, including biodiversity and conservation significance.
The talk will be presented by Professor Peter Valentine, of James Cook University, author of the second edition of the book World Heritage Sites of Australia, recently published by the National Library of Australia.
The photographs used are spectacular and share much of the magnificent nature and culture of the sites.
The presentation begins at 7.30pm and is free to all. The talk will include a Q&A session. For further information, call Amy Shima on 0499 180 961.