Listing Salt Cave Geosite on Qeshm Island among the 100 best geological sites in the world
The name Qeshm Island shines brightly among tourist attractions around the world.
Afshar Fathollahi, The Chairman of the Directors’ board and CEO of Qeshm Free Zone Area announced that Qeshm Salt Cave geosite was selected by the International Union of Geosciences (IUGS) as one of the top 100 geological sites in the world in 2022.
According to the public relations and international affairs of the Qeshm Free Zone Area, Afshar Fathollahi said that the International Union of Geosciences (IUGS) announced 100 sites as the most important and most significant geological sites in the world by voting among 181 candidate sites from 56 countries.
He added: actually, these geosites have been introduced as the most important sites and geological heritage in the world by this international union.
According to the CEO of the Qeshm Free Zone Area, from Iran, three geosites, including Qeshm Namakdan salt cave, Lut Desert, and the Paleozoic Formation of Tabas, were introduced to the International Union of Geosciences for evaluation.
He added that after the evaluations made by the selection committee of IUGS and voting by world-renowned geoscientists, the geosite of Qeshm Namakdan salt cave and Lut desert was introduced among the top 100 geological sites in the world with a majority vote.
Stating that this issue is a great success for Iran and especially the beautiful Qeshm Island, Mr. Fathollahi noted that this choice actually reminds the world of the importance of the Qeshm Global Geopark more than ever.