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Iran has inaugurated the 1st International Conference on the 'Role of Geoparks'

Published:Feb 01,2008

 

Iran has inaugurated the 1st International Conference on the 'Role of Geoparks' in the Tourism Industry Development on Monday.

UNESCO representatives, Head of Iran's Environment Organization, President of Malaysian Geopark, Chief of UNESCO Geoparks and the Head of Iran's Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization attended the seminar.

A comprehensive plan on the building and function of the Qeshm Geopark have been examined during the conference.

The Qeshm island facility was selected by UNESCO's Global Network of Geoparks as its member in June 2006. The geopark is located in the western part of the Qeshm Free Zone island and covers over 32,000 hectares.

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