Ciletuh Geopark Maintain UNESCO Status

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Geopark Ciletuh Sukabumi Jawa Barat (Foto: Repro Google)
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NUSADAILY.COM – JAKARTA – Ciletuh Palabuhanratu UNESCO Global Geopark (CPUGGp) or Ciletuh Geopark will go through a re-validation stage in 2021.

Reporting from Kompas.com, a representative from the CPUGGp Management Agency, not wanting to be named, said that the area designated as a geopark on April 17 2018 had 13 recommendations that had to be fulfilled.

“In an effort to maintain the status of the Ciletuh Geopark, which is a green card, there are 13 recommendations,” he told Kompas.com, Tuesday (26/11/2020).

He explained that the UNESCO geopark status has three categories. If an area is included in the green card category, the area is declared to have passed to become a geopark.

Meanwhile, for the yellow card category, an area will be given two years to fix whatever is lacking. If it is a red card, the area cannot be declared a geopark.

“In an effort to maintain the status of the Ciletuh Geopark, which is a green card, there are 13 recommendations,” he told Kompas.com, Tuesday (26/11/2020).

The CPUGGp Management Agency said that one of the recommendations is about the master plan that has been made by his party.
“Strengthened by budget and administrative support. Among them is a statement letter from the governor regarding the West Java Province budget support for the development of Ciletuh, “he said.

Apart from the letter from the governor, there was also a letter from the regent of Sukabumi Regency which stated that his party would provide budget support in developing CPUGGp.

“Then support from partners. For example, Bank Indonesia once held CSR activities at the Geopark, ”he continued. Regarding the holding of various events to promote the Ciletuh Geopark, the manager said that this was one part of marketing apart from distributing posters and brochures.

Currently, the Ciletuh Geopark has 67 geosites scattered in Cisolok, Cikakak, Palabuhanratu, Simpenan, Ciemas, Waluran, Ciracap, and Surade.
Meanwhile, all geosite areas have geological, biological, and cultural diversity that has made them successful in obtaining UNESCO geopark status and having a green card. (mel)