Preparing to Become a World Geopark, Raja Ampat is Going to be Visited by a UNESCO Team – The government of Raja Ampat Regency, West Papua Province welcomed the arrival of a team of evaluators from UNESCO to discuss improving the geopark status of the Raja Ampat islands.

Regent Abdul Faris Umlati in Waisai, citing Antara, Monday (10/10/2022) said that the World Geopark team, UNESCO Global Geopark, will arrive in Raja Ampat district on October 12, 2022.

He explained that the arrival of two guests from the UNESCO Global Geopark Secretariat was in order to evaluate the status of the Raja Ampat Geopark to make an Geopark with international standard.

As stated by the Regent, two guests of the UNESCO Global Geopark Secretariat were Charalampos Fassoulas and Alireza Amrikazemi. The two important guests from Greece and Iran will be in Raja Ampat for five days.

The Regent said that the Raja Ampat Geopark area has various potential natural resources which are now a separate tourist attraction. And fisheries as a leading sector in development.

The specialty of Raja Ampat is that it makes the area a conservation area protected by the state for sustainable tourism.

“The local government supports the efforts to increase the status of Raja Ampat as part of the UNESCO Global Geopark,” said Regent Umlati.

He added that by becoming part of the UNESCO Global Geopark, Raja Ampat could become a better managed area, and make the community more prosperous.

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