The complexity of managing multi-tenured lands is shown when a valuable Mahogany traverses Cooper Creek across two adjacent properties, one within and the other outside the boundaries of Wet Tropics World Heritage Area.  Section 56 of the Wet Tropics World Heritage Protection & Management Act 1993, prohibits the destruction of a forest product, but prior to falling, the tree was part of a property without World Heritage status.  If, indeed, the landholder of the property that held the Mahogany before its collapse was entitled to profit from the sale of the timber of a naturally collapsed tree, does is subsequent prohibition within a World Heritage collapse trigger compensation entitlements?

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