Sabah unveiled the Kinabalu UNESCO Global Geopark at the World Travel Market 2023 in London.
It’s the third location globally to achieve the prestigious triple crown status, after China and Korea.
The geopark covers 4,750 square kilometers across three districts-Ranau, Kota Belud and Kota Marudu preserving unique culture and heritage of rural communities.
- Geological Marvels: Kinabalu Park features ancient rock formations, caves, and intriguing landscapes.
- Biodiversity: The geopark hosts diverse flora and fauna, some endemic to the region, attracting nature enthusiasts and wildlife lovers.
- Cultural Richness: Indigenous communities with vibrant cultures coexist harmoniously, offering visitors a chance to engage and learn about their way of life.
- Sustainable Tourism: The geopark embodies sustainable tourism practices, ensuring its enjoyment and education for future generations.
Additionally, a bird guidebook titled “A Naturalist’s Guide to Borneo’s Birds (4th edition)” was launched, providing insights into 280 bird species and bird-watching spots.