Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2018

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[O-06] The connection between earth sciences and society by Geoparks -Results and issues in the past decade-

Sun. May 20, 2018 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM Poster Hall (International Exhibition Hall7, Makuhari Messe)

convener:Noritaka Matsubara(Graduate School of Regional Resource Management, University of Hyogo), Yayoi ICHIHASHI(Sado City Board of Education), Hokuto Obara(Mine秋吉台ジオパーク推進協議会, 共同), Marekazu Ohno(Unzen Volcanic Area Geopark Promotion Office)

[O06-P03] 10 years history of Shirataki National Geopark

Makoto Kumagai1, *Kyohei Sano1 (1.Shirataki-Geopark)

Keywords:Shirataki Geopark

The promoting activity of Shirataki Geopark had started from 2008 and has been registered as Japanese National Geopark (JGN) on the October 2010. However, in 2014, our region had become the conditionally registered Geopark. The reason for this evaluation was that the promotion council of Shirataki Geopark had been unworking.

In order to solve this problem, our region has set the new promotion council and created the working team that is composed of the 11 local residents. Furthermore, we have discussed “why our region promote the Geopark activity?”. As the results, we have found that the Geopark is a useful activity for our region to develop sustainably and instituted the master plan for our future. These improvements were appreciated by the revalidation in November 2016 and our region rejoined the JGN.
In this presentation, we introduce the effect of Geopark activity for our region. Additionally, we also introduce our activity in the JGN national convention held at Mt. Apoi UNESCO Global Geopark.