The board had previously indicated it wouldn't ban climbing until fewer than 20 percent of visitors to the park chose to climb the rock, or it was otherwise clear that the park could attract visitors even with a ban.
'Over the years Anangu have felt a sense of intimidation as if someone is holding a gun to our heads to keep it open, ' he said. "Let's come together; let's close it together", he said. According to the board, only 16 per cent of visitors to the national park climbed Uluru from 2011 to 2015.
Signs at the base of Uluru urge tourists not to climb because of the rock's sacredness in Anangu culture.
"Perhaps most disturbingly, many people die climbing Uluru".
While there have been concerns over the ban's impact on tourism, the number of visitors who climb Uluru have steadily dropped, largely thanks to increased awareness and education.
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