The Maros Pangkep Geopark is officially included in the UNESCO Global Geopark section. The Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy (Menparekraf) Sandiaga Uno is also grateful and plans to develop the potential of Maros Pangkep.
The Maros Pangkep Geopark area is officially included as part of the UNESCO Global Geopark (UGG). This is based on the results of the UNESCO Global Geopark board meeting in Thailand.
“Alhamdulillah, at the UGG council meeting it was decided to accept the application for the Maros Pangkep Geopark as a UNESCO Global Geopark,” said General Manager of the Maros Pangkep Geopark Management Agency Dedy Irfan in a press statement and quoted from Antara, Tuesday (6/9/2022).
Responding to this good news, Sandiaga Uno is grateful for the new achievements of the Maros Pangkep Geopark. This he conveyed in The Weekly Brief with Sandi Uno, Monday (12/9/2022).
“Geopark Maros Pangkep Thank God it has become a UNESCO global geopark. I congratulate you and in the future we will build the ecosystem. There are already several functions there, but we will improve them and we also hope that they will have a positive impact on the local economy, such as the opening of Nusa Island and the widest possible employment opportunities. breadth,” said Sandiaga.
Maros-Pangkep Geopark which is ready to be part of the world heritage or UNESCO Global Geopark Photo: ANTARA/ARNAS PADDA
About Geopark Maros Pangkep
The Maros Pangkep Geopark spans two regencies, namely Maros Regency and Pangkajene Islands Regency. The area has a land area of 223,629 hectares and the Spermonde Islands with an area of 88,965 hectares.
The Maros Pangkep Geopark also has a karst area. Karst is an area consisting of porous limestone so that water on the surface of the soil always seeps and flows into the soil.
The Maros Pangkep Karst is one of the world-class karsts that have beauty, uniqueness, flora and fauna, high scientific and socio-cultural values. This area is the second largest karst area in the world after South China.
Berua Village in Rammang-Rammang which is part of the Maros Pangkep Geopark Photo: Dadan Kuswaraharja
Karst Maros Pangkep has hundreds of caves that have been inhabited by prehistoric humans. The culture of the past is depicted through the relics of prehistoric paintings that are 40 thousand years old. It is also home to millions of butterfly species which have earned the nickname “Kingdom of Butterfly”.
As a geopark, there are various sustainable nature-based tourism destinations in Maros-Pangkep. Starting from the geosite, biological site, and cultural site.
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