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UNESCO to Consider Five Indonesian Geoparks as World Heritage Sites


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JL
- 681 days ago - thejakartapost.com
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) will examine five Indonesian geoparks proposed as world heritage sites.



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JL A. (275)
Wednesday November 7, 2012, 6:45 am
UNESCO to consider five Indonesian geoparks as world heritage sites
Arya Dipa, The Jakarta Post, Bandung | Archipelago | Fri, November 02 2012, 3:25 PM
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The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) will examine five Indonesian geoparks proposed as world heritage sites.

The sites are

· Merangin geopark with its flora and fauna fossils from up to 290 million years ago in Jambi

· Toba lake, which is one of the largest caldera in the world, in North Sumatra

· Raja Ampat Islands with its coral reefs in West Papua

· Mount Sewu with its karts caves and historical heritage in the border of Central Java and East Java

· Mount Rinjani with its lake Segara Anak in Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara

Head of geology at the Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry, R Sukhyar, said on Friday that a team from UNESCO would visit the sites in November.

Sukhyar said Batur Lake Geopark in Bali, is Indonesia’s only World Heritage Site, and just received UNESCO recognition in September.

The government hope the recognition will bring economic benefits for local people through geo-tourism approach.

UNESCO has recognised 91 geoparks around the world, 27 of which are in China. (cor/iwa)
 

Kit B. (276)
Wednesday November 7, 2012, 6:58 am

I do wish everyone had access to the best network on TV. One series is completely dedicated to World Heritage Sites around the world, few will see them in their life time in any other way. Through excellent photography and both the historical and current meanings of each site we all learn the importance of these sites. Ask your cable provider to offer "Wealth TV" it offers excellent world news, and incredible programming not available from any other individual channel.
 

JL A. (275)
Wednesday November 7, 2012, 8:13 am
Thanks for sharing this wonderful tip with everyone Kit! You cannot currently send a star to Kit because you have done so within the last week.
 

natalie n. (164)
Wednesday November 7, 2012, 10:17 am
brilliant, more sites need to be protected, the only way to prevent the mass logging and deforestation taking place currently, especially in developing countries.
 

JL A. (275)
Wednesday November 7, 2012, 10:36 am
So true Natalie. You cannot currently send a star to natalie because you have done so within the last week.
 

Roger Garin-michaud (62)
Wednesday November 7, 2012, 12:01 pm
noted, thanks !
 

JL A. (275)
Wednesday November 7, 2012, 12:58 pm
You are welcome Roger!
 

Kerrie G. (135)
Sunday November 11, 2012, 5:04 am
Noted, thanks.
 

JL A. (275)
Sunday November 11, 2012, 6:26 am
You are welcome Kerrie.
 

Gloria picchetti (290)
Monday November 12, 2012, 6:27 am
The parks can help to protect wildlife.
 

JL A. (275)
Monday November 12, 2012, 8:07 am
You cannot currently send a star to Gloria because you have done so within the last week.
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday November 17, 2012, 8:47 am
noted.
 
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