For almost a year Geopark Nasional Ciletuh has expanded its area from 2 districts to 8 districts and changed its name to Geopark Nasional Ciletuh-Palabuhanratu. During that time, many changes and developments occurred within the region.
One of significant change is the access road between Waluran to Ciwaru which is now more proper. Then, in terms of infrastructure, there are already toilet facilities and other tourist support in several geosite. In addition, the development geological, biological and cultural diversity data is also significant. Almost everyday, new information emerged both from research results and from local community reports. As an example of opening the location of a new point of view that is famous today among tourists namely Tugu Peak and Ceuri Sand.
With the addition of data and information, the National Geopark Management Agency Ciletuh-Palabuhanratu realize the need to rearrange the book Geopark National Ciletuh-Palabuhanratu. Like the year before, this book contains detailed information and guidance on geopark knowledge and characteristics of National Geopark Ciletuh-Palabuhanratu. In the book published in 2016, the diversity discussed is limited to 2 sub-districts only. However, in this new book the authors will complement by the latest information and data available in 8 districts. According to Prof. Mega Fatimah Rosana, one of the authors of the book, will also be adding more in-depth in geological information according to the geological theme that has been submitted to UNESCO Global Geopark. This geological information is very important because it is the ‘soul’ of the geopark itself, She added.
The author team have also made several field trips to collect the latest data. This new book is expected to be packed with even more interest with the addition of aerial photographs as well as some geological illustrations that help the reader’s understanding of diversity conditions in the National Geopark of Ciletuh-Palabuhanratu.
By: Rinaldi Ikhram