via National Science and Technology Development Agency, 15 August 2022: The NSTDA has a web portal (Navanurak) highlighting the various cultural and biodiversity offerings at the Satun Geopark.
Satun Geopark is Thailand’s first UNESCO Global Geopark. Located in the South of Thailand, this geopark covers 4 districts of Satun Province, namely Thung Wa, Manang, La-Ngu, and Muang District. In addition to being the site of marine fossils of the Paleozoic Era dating back 545 to 245 million years ago, Satun Geopark is well known for its beautiful beach, limestone mountain ranges, caves and network of islands that attract local and international tourists. It is also home to the indigenous people with rich culture and local wisdom. Satun Geopark earned the status of UNESCO Global Geopark in 2018 in recognition for its significant importance in geology, ecology, and culture.
To preserve the natural and cultural heritage of Satun Geopark, NSTDA launched multiple projects to uncover biodiversity, local wisdom and cultural heritage in Satun Geopark and utilize the information to promote conservation, education and tourism.