A British natural history publisher, John Beaufoy, praises Sabah’s UNESCO triple-crown achievement for its potential to ignite global interest in the state’s exceptional wildlife.
The newly awarded UNESCO Global Geopark status, specifically Kinabalu Park, is expected to become a top wildlife destination.
Beaufoy, an avid wildlife enthusiast, believes this recognition will draw more visitors, particularly from the UK, to explore Sabah’s rich biodiversity.
Sabah Assistant Tourism, Culture, and Environment Minister Datuk Joniston Bangkuai, alongside Malaysian High Commissioner to the UK, Datuk Zakri Jaafar, unveiled the Kinabalu UNESCO Global Geopark and launched a bird guidebook.
This UNESCO recognition not only elevates Sabah’s status but also promotes Malaysia internationally.
It is expected to attract UK tourists interested in Malaysia’s unique flora and fauna.
Sabah is now one of three destinations globally to achieve the prestigious triple-crown status from UNESCO.
This recognition reflects Sabah’s commitment to environmental conservation and sustainable tourism practices.