UNESCO Global Geopark

About Ciletuh-Palabuhanratu

Development Concept


The initiation of the establishment Ciletuh-Palabuhanratu Geopark based on five key components namely: academics, representing elements of university, colleges or research institutions; community, represents the people who live and stay in the region; government includes representatives of the government from the lowest level in the village until the governor, as well as the central government institutions under the ministry; and enterpreneur representing state-owned and private sector, and i media. Those five components have the same vision and mission to conserve natural resources and improve theeconomy of surrounding communities. Ciletuh-Palabuhanratu Geopark development program is integrated between local communities, local government of Sukabumi Regency, West Java provincial government, BBKSDA, Universitas Padjadjaran, Geological Agency, and Biofarma that representing the private sector and other institutions in the area of geopark. National Geopark Ciletuh-Palabuhanratu already have a Geopark Management Bureau, where this Bureau has the task to design and supervise programs carried out in the geopark such as: conservation.

education and community empowerment in accordance with the geopark motto. Ciletuh Geopark has been designated as National Geopark by the National Committee of Indonesian Geopark (KNGI) together with the Indonesian National Commission for UNESCO (KNIU) on December 22, 2015. Geopark has been extend and renamed to become Geopark National Ciletuh-Palabuhanratu by the same committees on June 21, 2016, with the theme: "The subduction zone uplifted rocks, Shift of ancient magmatic zone and fore arc evolution".