sign in a cave in Laos

23 August 2020

Langkawi Geopark status revalidated

 Langkawi became SE Asia's first UNECSCO Geopark in 2007. See more on Langkawi Geopark.

Then in 2014 it was announced that Langkawi was in danger of losing the Geopark status due to lack of conservation measures etc, see more on my website. In 2015 there was a threat to Gua Pinang from quarrying by Lafarge. Also there was a lot more in the media about the general threat to the Geopark status.

Then things went quiet until 2019 when Friends of Langkawi Geopark wanted to promote it in advance of Visit Malaysia Year 2020.

The revalidation of the Geopark status was done and this certificate covers the period 1 January 2020 until 31 December 2023.