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Push ahead the Authentication of Global Geoparks for the Resources such as the Western Coast Area in the Province
Writer Manager Date 2018-04-16 Hit 132
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Jeollabuk-do pushes ahead the authentication and promotion of UNESCO Global Geoparks concerning the geoattractions in the province.

 

So, Jeollabuk-do plans to activate ecotourism and continuous provincial development by systematic management of three geoattractions, such as the Western Coast Area, Jinan & Muju Area, and Gogunsan Islands in the province,

 

Jeollabuk-do, first of all, has to get the authentication of National Geoparks in order to get the authentication of UNESCO Global Geoparks. The standards of application are the place and landscape, important in international, geographical viewpoints, as well as geographical inheritance and district utilization.

 

In september last year, Jeollabuk-do acquired the authentication of National Geoparks for the Western Coast Area. The province plans to apply the proposed Global Geoparks for the area and expand the authentication for 17 sites by the Ministry of Environment. The province will apply the authentication of proposed National Geoparks for Jinan Area and Muju Area in July, this year and Gogunsan Islands in June, next year. Now the province runs an exploration program for geoparks and promotes the development of inhabitant income products.

 

 

The Western Coast Area is composed of 12 sites including Chaeseokgang Cliff. The area is composed of Chaeseokgang Cliff, where various geographical resources are scattered, Ungok Marsh valuable for living things and preservation, and Myeongsasimni Beach in which about 8.5km beach stretches out ,the widest in our nation

 

Gogunsan Islands is composed of Maldo Folded Valley a natural monument No.501, Munyeodo built by trachyte about 90 million years ago, and Nampocheunggun located at Haemang-dong, a sedimentary rock built before jurassic age. Jinan Muju Geoparks is composed of 10 places in total such as Maisan and Delta, similar to Gilbert, deposited at Jinan Basin at cretaceous age.

 

On the other hand, UNESCO Global Geoparks is one of three nature preservation programs, together with World Heritage, and Biosphere Reserve. 127 places in 35 countries acquired the authentication

 

Information : Department of Natural Ecology, Bureau of Environment & Green Belts +82-063-280-4178

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