Pressure on Uluru ahead of a climbing ban

There are some intersting parallels here to the pressure that was placed on Everest during the most recent climbing season, most notably flagged up by the picture taken by Nims close to the summit of the mountain.
Uluru, previously known as Ayer's Rock, is a sacred place for Aboriginal Australians.

This New York Times article from a few days ago explores the challenge that tourists are causing, by visiting ahead of a climbing ban and heading up onto the rock.

Image: copyright Val Vannet from the SAGT Flickr album