Indicator: AATH-17 Sites protection through listing
|Place or site name||National Heritage List||Commonwealth Heritage List||World Heritage Area||Other|
|Mawson's Huts||Yes||Yes||Antarctic Treaty System as an Historic Site and Monument No. 77
Antarctic Specially Protected Area ( ASPA No. 162 ) and an Antarctic Specially Managed Area ( ASMA No. 3 )
|Territory of Heard Island and the McDonald Islands||Yes||Yes||Yes (natural values)|
|Macquarie Island||Yes (geological and natural attributes)|
Source: Department of the Environment and Heritage, 2006
Also refer to Indicator AAT-13 Number and area of protected areas in Australian Antarctic and sub-Antarctic jurisdiction
Listing on heritage lists or as a World Heritage Area affords protection for heritage sites and places certain management obligations for the conservation of heritage sites.
The data shows that several sites have been listed on the National and Commonwealth Heritage lists and as such are viewed as being culturally significant. Macquarie Island and the Territory of Heard and the McDonald Islands are also prescribed as World Heritage Areas; the former for its geological and natural attributes and the latter for its natural values.
No data is available that would allow an assessment of the success of listing as a protection measure.
Australian Antarctic Territory — Cultural heritage aspects - Responses for conserving heritage sites and collections
This indicator tells us what sites have been listed for protection as a mechanism for conserving heritage sites in Australia’s Antarctic Territory.
Other indicators for this issue:
- AATH-16 Development and implementation of management plans
- AATH-18 On-site surveys
- AATH-19 Listings in the Antarctic Heritage Register
- NCH-10 Funding provided to heritage and other agencies for historic heritage places
- NCH-12 Funding provided to heritage and other agencies for heritage collections
- NCH-13 Changes in heritage legislation