Qeshm Island, June 11, IRNA – Director of Qeshm Island Geopark announced that the park will be added to the list of global geoparks when the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) presented a green card to it.
Hamid Reza Mohsenpour made the announcement talking to reporters here Saturday.
Recorded as the only Geopark in the Middle East, the Qeshm Geopark has the capacities that will turn it into Iran’s tourism brand, the official said.
The 7th International UNESCO Conference on Global Geoparks that is to be held in Britain in September, 2016, will discuss the issue of Qeshm Island Geopark, the official said.
Two inspectors from Global Geoparks Network will travel to Iran about two months before the Conference to declare final review of the situation of geopark in this southern Iranian island, he added.
After discussion in the 7th International UNESCO Conference on Global Geoparks, the green card is to be awarded to Iran’s Qeshm, Mohsenpour noted.
Located in the strategic region of the Perisan Gulf in south of Iran, Qeshm Island Geopark has got a special position.