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Unesco grants certificate to Satun Global Geopark


The Thai government has received a certificate from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco) for the nomination of Thailand’s first Unesco Global Geopark at Satun.

Unesco representative Benno Boer, chief of Natural Sciences at Unesco Bangkok Office, presented the certificate to Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha at the Government House on Tuesday.
Prayut then handed over the certificate to Satun Provincial Governor Pattarapon Rattanipichettachai.
Satun Geopark is the first Unesco Global Geopark in Thailand, the fifth of its kind in Asean and the 38th in the world.
The site covers an area of distinctive geological, ecological, archaeological and cultural value in four districts of Satun province in Thailand’s Far South.
Satun Geopark was established in 2010 in the area, which has more than 500 million years of geological and natural history, as well as diversified karst topography and rich cultural traditions of the indigenous ethnic minorities.

Published : May 01, 2018

By : The Nation