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A Clash of Cultures Kills K’gari Icon
K’gari is inscribed on the World Heritage list for three outstanding values. One of these is its outstanding natural beauty. However, beauty is in the eye of the beholder and on K’gari there are two incompatible views of beauty when it comes to viewing the vegetation. Where many find beauty in the bush, some see the natural ecosystems as untidy and messy. Opposite views are even more pronounced in the urban areas where the rose garden mentality is in direct competition with the natural values that brought about K’gari’s World Heritage listing. (more…)