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21 November 2019, 18:44

International experts will train how to open Geoparks in Salavatsky district of Bashkiria

UFA, 21 November 2019. /Bashinform News Agency/ translated by Tatiana Aksyutina/.
An international seminar-meeting of the participants of the UNESCO Global Geoparks Network program will be held in the territory of the Yangan-Tau Geopark in the Salavatsky district of Bashkiria on November 25 - 29. As the Executive Director of the RB Committee for UNESCO Affairs Ulfat Yumaguzin explained, the event would be carried out as part of the agreements of the UN agency with the Republic of Bashkortostan to exchange experience on creating Geoparks.
International experts will come to Bashkiria to help republican ecologists create the Yangan-Tau Geopark. Specialists from 21 countries of the CIS, near and far abroad (Armenia, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Great Britain, Georgia, Egypt, Jordan, Iran, Ireland, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Mongolia, Nepal, Norway, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan , Sri Lanka, South Korea), and 14 regions of the Russian Federation (Moscow, St. Petersburg, the Republic of Adygea, Altai, North Ossetia, Tatarstan, Yakutia, Altai, Perm Territory, Irkutsk, Kirov, Sverdlovsk, Ulyanovsk and Chelyabinsk Regions, Bashkiria) will attend the event.
As explained by Ulfat Yumaguzin, at the moment, there are no Geoparks in the CIS and neighboring countries.
Three Geoparks are currently operating in Russia: Altai (established in 2016), Yangan-Tau (2017), Undoriya (Ulyanovsk Region, 2018).
This year, Yangan-Tau was the first of the Russian Geoparks to be included in the UNESCO Global Network, which consists of 147 Geoparks in 41 countries of the world.
Yangan-Tau unites more than 20 geological objects of republican and federal significance, of which three (Mechetlino section, Bolshaya Luka section, Mount Yangantau) have the status of geological monuments of international importance.
In Bashkiria, it is planned to open a second geopark - Toratau, for which a Center for Science, Education, Ecology, Culture, and Tourism has been created. The project is created with the participation of Moscow landscape architects.