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Tourists slammed for self-indulgent illegal act at Carnarvon National Park in Queensland [Video]

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Tourists at a Queensland holiday spot have been slammed for their “self-indulgent, unlawful” actions, all apparently done in the name of social media.

Visitors to Carnarvon National Park have been entering restricted access areas to take selfies with “fragile” Indigenous rock art.

The “selfish selfies” are putting the historic Indigenous site at risk, the Department of Environment and Science (DES) said.

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The rock art sites at Carnarvon National Park are of international importance, senior ranger Luke Male said.

“Some visitors to Carnarvon National Park think the rules don’t apply to them and they’re entering restricted access areas to pose for photos,” Male said.

“In some instances, they are posing in front of Indigenous rock art that is thousands of years old, or they’re actually touching it.

“The Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service makes no apology for taking compliance action against people who break …

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