Keywords:San'in Kaigan Geopark, geoeducation, conservation
There are one national park, two quasi national parks, the downstream area of the Maruyama River and nearby paddies registered as wetlands under the Ramsar Convention, cultural properties designated by the Act on the Protection of Cultural Properties and wild fauna and flora prohibited under the Law for the Conservation of Endangered Spiecies of Wild Fauna and Flora in the territory of the Sanin Kaigan Global Geopark. The Ordinance to Protect and Nurture the Tottori Sand Dunes, the Greatest Sand Dunes in Japan is one of unique regulations in Japan. Geosite inspections and surveys are carried out by municipal governments and those who are staff members of the Preservation and Conservation Group and the Academic Group. In addition to weeding the Tottori sand dunes, the Tottori Sand dunes Reclamation Conference monitors sand dune drift and compiles reports on survey result. Geoeducation plays the important role to conserve geoheritage. For a long time, the importance of geodeucation has been ignored here. After becoming a member of GGN, however, people provide various geoeducational programmes for the improvement of awareness. Therefore, the aim of this presentation is to report on geoeducation for conservation of environment in a case of Sanin Kaigan Global Geopark.