Jakarta, IO – Indonesia shows that it has many natural wonders. Not too long ago, four of its geopark sites were included in the UNESCO Global Geoparks list.
Now, the country is proposing two more, namely Kebumen (Karanggulung) and Meratus.
Based on the decision of the 216th UNESCO Executive Council Session in Paris, France on Wednesday (24/5), 18 new geoparks were named and four of them are in Indonesia. With these new additions, Indonesia has a total of 10 internationally-recognized geoparks.
“We are grateful that four of our geoparks are included in UNESCO Geopark list, namely Ijen, Maros, Menagin and Raja Ampat,” said Tourism and Creative Economy Minister Sandiaga Uno, reported travel.kompas.com.
He urged all parties to play their part in treasuring and preserving the geoparks so that they can continue to be major tourist destinations and contribute to local economic growth and job creation. (bp)