Practices and Activities
Toward sustainable community
At San'in Kaigan Geopark, activities conserving diverse local resources such as heritages of the earth's activity by collaboration work of local residents, private organizations, companies, and governments and, at the same time, by utilizing education, tourism, and local industry, activities aimed at sustainable local communities are being carried out.
Protection and conservation
It is the basis of geopark activity to appropriately protect and conserve valuable local resources.
Furthermore, in addition to protection and conservation, effective utilization of valuable resources is important for building a sustainable society, since it will lead to the enhancement of the attractiveness and promotion of the region, The San'in Kaigan Geopark will work for increasing attractiveness and promotion of the area in collaboration with the Ministry of the Environment and local residents.
～Protection of nature～
●Protection/conservation and enlightment of valuable topographic and geological sites
●Protection and enlightenment of rare animals and plants
●Sustainable use of geosites
●Protection, breeding and etc. of Oriental White Storks
～Conservation of the environment～
●Raising awareness of residents about the environment
●Activation of community cleanup activities by volunteers
●Weeding activities and etc. for sand dunes conservation.
Protection activities for Oriental White Stork
Beach cleaning activities
Weeding activities in the sand dunes
In order to develop human resources for supporting future geopark activities and increase the value of local resources, various occasions for experiential learning and presentation of learning results are set up and, in addition to it, the initiatives in collaboration with school education are promoted.
Large supports are given to the research activities related to geopark at universities and research institutes in the area and the results of them are effectively utilized for human resources development and problem solving in the region. In addition, the opportunities to learn about geohazard inducing topography and geology of the area are enhanced and disaster prevention education is actively engaged.
●Visiting school class and experiential learning sessions for elementary schools, etc.
●Development of learning materials for children
●Research and educational activities in collaboration with universities, etc.
●Regional tour and geotour
●Holding seminars and geoforums
●Holding experience events, etc.
Child Student Research Work Contest (Japanese)
Academic research incentive support project (Japanese)
Next-generation youth development support project (Japanese)
Learning class for child of elementary school
Cartoon pamphlet for children
Industrial Promotion and Tourism
In order to continue geopark activities in a sustainable manner, a favorable cycle of the local economy, such as industrial promotion and tourism promotion that make effective use of local resources, is indispensable.
The story to tell the value and attractiveness of geopark is reconstructed from a comprehensive perspective for attractive product development. In addition to it, continuous and effective support system is established for the promotion of related businesses aiming at formation of sustainable local community.
Rice terraces developed on coastal terrace
San'in Kaigan Geopark logo mark certified product
Information gathering and transmission
Information from domestic and foreign geoparks and related parties inside and outside the area is collected and utilized for the development of San'in Kaigan Geopark.
For transmitting information, an effective medium according to the target is selected and transmission of information via SNS and Web is strengthened in addition to conventional paper media.
In addition, we proactively transmit the excellent practices of the San'in Kaigan Geopark and contribute to the geopark network.
Geopark activity is based on principal of resident-led bottom-up activity.
The San'in Kaigan Geopark provides a forum for dialogue between residents and stakeholders in various fields.
Further, efforts on establishing collaboration with companies and organizations, that we have not been able to build relationships, are made.
Network Activity/Governing Structure
The activities of geopark can be further developed and improved by sharing experiences and knowledges of each of the geoparks through network activity.
As a UNESCO Global Geopark, San'in Kaigan Geopark contributes to network activities by actively disseminating excellent examples of practice both domestically and internationally.
Furthermore, international exchange will be promoted by such as strengthening cooperation of sister affiliate with the Lesvos Island Global Geopark and building a new sister affiliation.
Regarding the management system, the system will be strengthened for comprehensive and effective development of all activities.Special page for Lesvos Island Global Geopark Lesvos Island Global Geopark