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Izu Peninsula Geopark is designated as UNESCO Global Geopark !

2018.04.17

Izu Peninsula Geopark is designated as UNESCO Global Geopark.

11 new aspiring UNESCO Global Geoparks including Izu Peninsula and two differed aspiring UNESCO Global Geoparks are designated as UNESCO Global Geoparks by its 204th Sessions of UNESCO Executive Board held in Paris, France on April 17 2018 (local time).

2018 list of new UNESCO Global Geoparks are below:

Beaujolais, France
Cao Bang, Viet Nam
Ciletuh - Palabuhanratu, Indonesia
Conca de Tremp-Montsec, Spain
Famenne - Ardenne, Belgium
Guangwushan-Nuoshuihe, China
Huanggang Dabieshan, China
Izu Peninsula, Japan
Mudeungsan Area, Republic of Korea
Ngorongoro Lengai, Tanzania
Percé, Canada
Rinjani-Lombok, Indonesia
Satun, Thailand

More information (UNESCO website)
2018 LIST OF NEW UNESCO GLOBAL GEOPARKS ENDORSED BY THE EXECUTIVE BOARD

Comment from Dr. Heita KAWAKATSU

Governor of Shizuoka Prefecture

Congratulations on your achievement. I am very thankful to all people in the Izu peninsula for your passion and continuous efforts. I am also very grateful to UNESCO, Global Geoparks Network, Japan Geopark Committee and Japanese Geoparks Network for supporting us. I wish to take over the international value of geoheritages in Izu Peninsula UNESCO Global Geopark to the next generation and share our experiences and knowledge through Global Geoparks Network, Asia-Pacific Geoparks Network and Japanese Geoparks Network..

Comment from Mr. Yutaka KIKUCHI

President of Izu Peninsula UNESCO Global Geopark, Mayor of Izu City

Our dream came true.
I’d like to share the delight and pleasant with all people in the Izu peninsula. Natural resources in the Izu peninsula become the world-class heritages. We all celebrate the Earth as our home. We all celebrate the Izu peninsula as our hometown. Each of us takes responsibility for everything for the future generation and the sustainable development here. Now is the time for action.

Comment from Professor Masato KOYAMA,
Academic advisor of Izu Peninsula UNESCO Global Geopark

Vice-director of the Center for Integrated Research and Education of Natural Hazards at Shizuoka University.

Congratulations!! This is not the end of our mission but the starting point for the next four years. I wish to enhance the quality of Izu Peninsula UNESCO Global Geopark activities and all related networks.

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