Geopark “Biokovo-Imotska Lakes” wants to become part of the UNESCO World Geoparks Network

first_imgWe currently have two UNESCO Geoparks in Croatia: the Papuk Nature Park and the Vis Archipelago, and we will soon find out whether the Biokovo-Imotska Lakes Geopark will become the third UNESCO Geopark in Croatia. The boundaries of the future Biopark-Imotski Lakes Geopark have already been determined, and their total area is 431 km2, and they cover the areas of the municipalities of Imotski, Proložac, Podbablje, Zmijavce, Lokvičići, Lovreć, Zagvozd and Runovići. One of the main ways to stimulate the economy and sustainable development of the future UNESCO Geopark is through geotourism, he points out. Luka Kolovrat, president of the association Geopark Imotska jezera and adds that by raising awareness and educating about the importance of geological heritage, UNESCO geoparks give the local community a sense of pride and strengthen their identification with the area in which they live. PAPUK NATURE PARK THE FIRST CROATIAN GEOPARK UNDER UNESCO PROTECTION UNESCO Geoparks are unique geographical areas of international geological significance governed by a holistic concept of protection, education and sustainable development. Find out more about the Biokovo-Imotska Lakes Geopark application initiative with the aim of joining UNESCO Global Geoparks HERE In general, when we talk about the area that will include the future Biopark Biokovo-Imotska Lakes, it is an area that in addition to attracting attention with its relief and geomorphological forms, or numerous karst phenomena, adorns a great wealth of flora and fauna including many endemic species. In addition to the most attractive protected natural monuments and phenomena of world importance, Red and Blue Lakes, there is also the spring Krčevac, which is currently the only confirmed locality of the human fish (Proteus anguinus) in the Imotski region. There is also the Zovnjača cave in the municipality of Podbablje, which was recently established as an important archaeological and biospeleological site. Photo: Association Geopark Imotska jezera The network of UNESCO World Geoparks consists of areas of geological and geomorphological heritage of international importance, while the goal of the UNESCO World Geoparks program is to protect geological, geomorphological and other values ​​of geoparks and manage the area through education and implementation of activities in accordance with sustainable development goals. and for the benefit of the local community. center_img So far, numerous systematic and complex geological surveys have been carried out, monitoring is being carried out, the public is being educated, brochures, guides, manuals, educational materials, brochures, etc. have been printed. Precisely with the aim of protection, sustainable development and tourism, the Association Geopark Imotska jezera and the Public Institution Nature Park Biokovo launched an initiative for joint application and establishment of “Geopark Biokovo-Imotska lakes“With the aim of joining UNESCO Global Geoparks. The creation of a joint Geopark website is in progress, as well as the creation and marking of geo-trails, and a joint Facebook page has been created, which is updated daily, he points out. Ivana Capin from the Association Geopark Imotska jezera and adds: “Aware of the great potential of the area in which we live with all its features, together we embarked on this challenging project with the aim of becoming part of the international network of UNESCO Geoparks. As for our joint future activities, they are holding a presentation in November this year, then making a ten-year study with a management plan, and making and marking the geo-trail of the future Biokovo-Imotska Lakes Geopark. And most importantly, in the summer of 2021, the arrival of the Commission and evaluation is expected, and after that the accession to the network of world Geoparks under UNESCO protection.”Emphasizes Capin. “Our joint initiative stemmed from the fact that the Biokovo Nature Park and Imotski Krajina form a geologically, geomorphologically and landscape-unique area of ​​the Dinaric karst, and our wish is to use the potentials of both areas for the benefit of the local community. Kolovrat points out. VISA ARCHIPELAGO BECAME THE SECOND UNESCO GEOPARK IN CROATIA RELATED NEWS: “Geoparks attract a large number of visitors with their activities and enable the launch of various production and service activities that contribute to the socio-economic development of the community. Not only geologically interesting places, but also various other ecological, archeological, historical and cultural sights contribute to geoparks, and they are supported and actively participated by local communities that know how to recognize and want to affirm their geological, historical and cultural heritage, mostly through the idea of ​​geotourism.. The creation of innovative crafts and new jobs encourages the creation of new sources of income within geotourism, strengthens the local community, and at the same time the geological resources of the area remain protected.Kolovrat points out. Other sights include the Opačac spring, the Vrljika river, Ričice lakes, Galipovac, Knezovića and Mamića lakes, Prološko blato, Lokvičićka lakes, Dva oka and numerous other localities that were created during a long geological period by tireless work of water. The ichthyofauna of the Imotski region is significant for several protected endemic species, and some of them are soft-mouthed trout (Salmothymus obtusirostris), basak (Rutilus basak), Imotski gaovica (Delminichthys adspersus), makal (Squalius microlepis), Illyrian vijun (Cobitis il) dr.last_img read more

Filipinos from Hubei to be quarantined in Tarlac

first_imgThose without symptoms will gostraight to New Clark City. “Hindinaman sa tinatanggihan natin ang mgaoverseas Filipino workers. Dahil kapwanatin sila Pilipino kino-consider natinsila, pero sana dalhin sila sa lugar na mas akma at wala masyadong buhay na maapektuhan,”said Municipal Councilor Estella Manlupig. “The agencies have been instructed todisinfect the luggage of the Filipinos and the vehicles that will be used totransport them,” Duque said. “[I’d] like to take this opportunityto convey our gratitude to the Bases Conversion and Development Authority whichoffered the use of New Clark City as quarantine area for repatriated Filipinos,”Duque said. The repatriates will stay for 14 daysat Building A of the Athletes’ Village in New Clark City while the medicalstaff will stay in another building. “The DOH did not at all involve theCapas local government in its last-minute decision,” said Capas mayor ReynaldoCatacutan. Local officials said they were stunnedby the Health department’s announcement. The government initially eyed the drugrehabilitation center in Fort Magsaysay, Nueva Ecija as quarantine facility. The returning Filipinos will land onClark International Airport and those with symptoms of 2019-nCoV will bebrought to identified hospitals. MANILA – Filipinos who are set to berepatriated today from Hubei, China due to the 2019 novel coronavirus acuterespiratory disease (2019 nCoV-ard) outbreak are to be quarantined at New ClarkCity in Tarlac province. The 45 Filipinos are tentativelyscheduled to leave China on Saturday and arrive in the Philippines early Sundaymorning./PN Department of Health (DOH) secretary FranciscoDuque said procedures and protocols have been set for the return of Filipinosfrom Hubei, the Chinese province of Wuhan City which is the epicenter of theoutbreak. Meanwhile, the municipal council ofCapaz, Tarlac unanimously voted to oppose the use of New Clark City asquarantine area.last_img read more

Kroger issues Private Select fruit recall

first_imgCincinnati, OH— Kroger has issued a recall on 3 varieties of their Private Selection frozen berries as some have tested positive for hepatitis A.  This recall includes blackberries and two varieties of mixed berry medleys.  There are currently no reports of anyone getting sick.  The store has recalled its 48-ounce frozen triple berry medley, with UPC 0001111079120, its 16-ounce frozen triple berry medley, with UPC 0001111087808, and its 16-ounce frozen blackberries, with UPC 0001111087809.last_img

Pardew warns Spurs

first_img The Magpies head for White Hart Lane on Saturday having given their Barclays Premier League survival hopes a significant boost with back-to-back victories over Aston Villa and, in spectacular style, Chelsea with new boys Mathieu Debuchy, Yoan Gouffran and match-winner Moussa Sissoko having added a little Gallic flair to the mix. They will do so determined not only to collect another three precious points, but also to make amends for a 5-0 thumping in the corresponding fixture last season. Pardew said: “Tottenham is a difficult one, but we are going to go there with renewed vigour – we have some ‘je ne sais quoi’ in the team – and hopefully get something there.” Newcastle manager Alan Pardew is hoping a little “je ne sais quoi” will help his team gain revenge on Tottenham as they attempt to ease further clear of trouble. He added: “Last year when we were flying, it was a real disappointment for us that day. We were well beaten, so we need to put that right.” Victory over Chelsea edged the Magpies six points clear of the drop zone, but, perhaps more importantly, helped to re-establish a measure of confidence in a squad which has been painfully short of that particular commodity in recent months. In addition, it presented the Toon Army with a potential new hero as Sissoko turned in an energetic individual display capped with the two goals which first pegged the Blues back and then condemned them to defeat. The former Toulouse midfielder was one of five Frenchmen to join the club during last month’s transfer window in the wake of Demba Ba’s departure for Chelsea, and Pardew was thrilled to see him take up the baton so quickly. He said: “You lose great players – you lose Andy Cole, you lose Alan Shearer, Gary Speed, people like that. “They come through the door, you love them and unfortunately for whatever reason, money or the end of their career, they drift away. But new stars emerge. Demba was one for us – he has gone away now and Sissoko has announced his arrival. “He won’t get as much time and space perhaps as he got on Saturday because teams are going to be wary of him, but he enjoyed himself. It was a brilliant performance.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more