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Uluru climbing ban from 2019

Uluru climbing ban from 2019

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is jointly managed by Anangu and the Director of National Parks, and was handed back to Anangu in 1985 by the then-Hawke Labor government.

Indigenous Australians have also complained about visitors urinating on the rock, potentially contaminating water sources.

Figures from Parks Australia indicated only 16per cent of visitors climbed the rock between 2011 and 2015, down from 74per cent in the 1990s.

And in the US, visitors are asked to stay off the Devils Tower National Monument in June each year "out of respect for traditional cultural activities of American Indians".

" 'Over the years Anangu have felt a sense of intimidation, as if someone is holding a gun to our heads to keep it open".

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"The chair of the board, traditional owner Sammy Wilson, made an impassioned speech to the board before the vote, describing the pressure he and other Indigenous people felt over the issue".

Mr Wilson, the park board's chairman, said visitors will still be welcomed.

He added: "Closing the climb is not something to feel upset about but a cause for celebration. Let's come together; let's close it together", he said. 'We are not stopping tourism, just this activity, ' he said.

The Anangu have long requested that Uluru not be climbed, as they believe it's a deeply sacred men's site - and that they have a cultural responsibility for the number of climber deaths and injuries. The decision came after new statistics showed that despite years of pleas from Aboriginal people for tourists to respect the site's importance in Aboriginal culture, many were still attempting the perilous climb to the top.

"Perhaps most disturbingly, many people die climbing Uluru".

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