Andy Spate’s involvement is through several avenues. He has worked in or visited almost all of the 19 Australian World Heritage sites and a number of other World Heritage karst sites in South Africa, Asia and Europe. He has also desktop-evaluated several World Heritage proposals.
He has written two World Heritage proposals on behalf of the Republic of (South) Korea. One of these was successful (Jeju Volcanic Island and Lava Tubes). Unfortunately the other was not – the Korean Cretaceous Dinosaur Coast was not inscribed.
He has also reviewed a number of World Heritage nomination proposals, the most important of which was Australia’s successful nomination of the Ningaloo Coast.