Local Community

The establishment of Geopark should be based on strong community support and involvement of local communities, through a “botom-up” process. The success can only be achieved through strong local community involvement. Therefore, the initiative to establish a geopark must come from local communities and governments with a strong commitment. Currently in the Ciletuh-Palabuhanratu National Geopark, there are already numerous local communities like PAPSI, POKMASI, PPC, KARANG TARUNA, KOMPEPAR, PALAPAH, Farmers Group, Group of Livestock, Extension village, and others. All of which share a role in the management and development of geopark in accordance with specialization of each community, such as PAPSI is activist in conservation; KOMPEPAR is activist in tourism; and PALAPAH is activist in Culture.

Ikan asin FOTO: TOPIK ARIO
Menanam terumbu FOTO: TOPIK ARIO

In addition, there are also communities of people who come from outside the geopark, which is another area in Sukabumi, or any other city in West Java who also participated in promoting the Ciletuh-Palabuhanratu National Geopark through various activities in the geopark.

Pemandu wisata FOTO: TAUFIK RODIBILLAH
Pemandu wisata FOTO: RON AGUSTA