The Youth Participation Workshop for the Protection of UNESCO Global Geoparks was held with the presence of Director of Qeshm Global Geoparks, senior officials of the UNESCO Regional Office in Iran, and the officials of the proposed geoparks of Aras and Tabas.Published on 3/3/19, 11:25 AM
The Youth Participation Workshop for the Protection of UNESCO Global Geoparks was held with the presence of Director of Qeshm Island UNESCO Global Geoparks, senior officials of the UNESCO Regional Office in Iran, and the officials of the proposed geoparks of Aras and Tabas.
According to Public Relations and International Affairs of Qeshm Free Zone Organization, In this workshop, provided seven educational panels with the content of the methods of protecting the UNESCO Global Geoparks from two national geoparks of Aras, Tabas, and Qeshm Global Geopark to young people interested and active in this field .
Director of Qeshm Island UNESCO Global Geopark, defining the concept of geopark, expressed knowledge and introductory concepts of this topic and stated: Geopark is a global geographic area with special geological attractions and with a single management, is responsible for protecting, educating and developing the economies of local communities, students and tourists in this area.
Professors from the Geological Survey and Mineral Exploration of Iran, UNESCO Regional Office in Tehran, and Global Geopark of Qeshm, spoke in this workshop on geopark specific topics, sustainable development, and the role of local communities.
The introduction of Geopark co-workers, the provision of related products, and the introduction of job opportunities were among the issues raised by this workshop.
The concepts and principles of the conservation of geological heritage in geoparks, geoparks and biodiversity for young people, the role of youth in reducing natural hazards, intangible cultural heritage, youth and climate change, and ultimately the topic of the green industry, sustainable tourism, and geopark with the participation of young people were the other titles of panels of this workshop focused on active young people.
Qeshm Island UNESCO Global Geopark, with geosites such as the world's longest salty cave, the Statues Valley, Roof of the Qeshm, the Chahkuh valley, the Naaz Islands, the stars valley, the Dolphin Bay, the Hara forests, ETC, is one of the most beautiful landmarks of Iran, in the south of the country.