The preparations have been accomplished for the coal geopark in Zonguldak, a metropolis within the Black Sea area, with the collaboration of the Turkish Nationwide Fee for UNESCO and Zonguldak Governorate on the “Worldwide Workshop of Geopark Administration,” which was held between April 29 and Might 1.
UNESCO managers and representatives from 15 nations attended the workshop, which aimed to boost consciousness about world geoparks inside the scope of the UNESCO geosciences program and to make sure Türkiye’s capability constructing on this regard.
Talking on the opening of the workshop, Zonguldak Governor Mustafa Tutulmaz mentioned that Zonguldak, which gained significance with the invention of onerous coal, additionally drew consideration with its historic, cultural and pure beauties.
“An necessary step has been taken within the geopark research, which had been initiated to advertise Zonguldak, to supply sectoral range, to develop tourism, and to make sure the sustainable financial and social growth of our province,” mentioned Tutulmaz.
As well as, this workshop goals to boost consciousness in regards to the administration and sustainability of parks, and to open the door to worldwide cooperation alternatives.
Tutulmaz famous that the declaration of Zonguldak Coal Geopark, whose work was began in 2018, as a “Nationwide Geopark” by the Tuskih Nationwide Fee for UNESCO is a crucial milestone.
The opening ceremony of the workshop was attended by Zonguldak Mayor Ömer Selim Alan, Türkiye’s Nationwide Fee for UNESCO Deputy Chairperson Nizamettin Kazancı and Zonguldak Bülent Ecevit College Rector Ismail Hakkı Özölçer.