Banyuwangi regency in East Java has been announced a taman bumi (earth park), or inhabitant geological park (geopark), by a National Geopark Community. A certificate on a standing of a regency was presented in Bogor on Friday.
Banyuwangi Regent Abdullah Azwar Anas pronounced a stipulation speedy a regency to optimize nature-based tourism, kompas.com reported.
“The geopark standing [for Banyuwangi] will element a Ijen Blue Fire and a Alas Purwo National Park that have been announced stratosphere pot underneath a UNESCO World Network of Biosphere Reserves. It also strengthen Banyuwangi’s position for ecotourism,” pronounced Anas.
The monarch pronounced he was also aiming for Banyuwangi to be listed as a UNESCO Global Geopark following an analysis subsequent year.
“We will shortly follow adult on a committee’s recommendations,” Anas went on to say.
Banyuwangi is proposing 3 sites as geoparks, namely Blue Fire during Mount Ijen, Pulau Merah (Red Island) and a Alas Purwo National Park. The former is among a many distinguished blue fire phenomena and many acidic craters in a world.
Meanwhile, Red Island and a cavern formidable of a Alas Purwo National Park are listed as areas of high mineralization, as a former is a residual from magma present underneath an ancient volcano.
The find of stones during Red Island creates for an ideal geology laboratory to investigate a alteration and mineralization of copper gold. Moreover, geological traces during a Istana cavern in a Alas Purwo National Park exhibit that a area was once a shoal sea that remade into land.
The Banyuwangi geopark also facilities different biodiversity and informative diversity. Fourteen flora and 27 fauna species, including 6 mammals, are found in a Ijen area, while a Alas Purwo National Park is home to 700 plants, 50 mammals, 320 birds, 48 reptiles and 15 amphibious species.
“With all a particularities of geology, flora, fauna and informative birthright that we [Banyuwangi] possess, we have promoted ecotourism as a bottom of building tourism from a outset,” Anas was quoted as saying.
Indonesia now has 4 UNESCO tellurian geoparks and 15 inhabitant geoparks. All these geoparks minister some 35 percent to sum ecotourism income in Indonesia. (mut)