Great Barrier Reef in Australia

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Reported Area

15027.29 km²

Data Provider

Australian Department of the Environment and Energy

Management Effectiveness Evaluations

WH Outlook Report 2009


Original Name Great Barrier Reef

English Designation Marine Park

IUCN Management Category IV

Status Designated

Type of Designation National

Status Year 2004


Governance Type Federal or national ministry or agency

Management Authority AU-GBRMPA

Management Plan Not Reported

International Criteria Not Applicable