HONGSEONG, Dec. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — Eight local authorities in South Korea have agreed to work together to register Getbol, Korean Tidal Flats, as World Heritage Sites.
The World Heritage Promotion Team of Korean Tidal Flats signed an agreement with South Chungcheong Province, North Jeolla Province, Seocheon-gun, Gochang-gun, Suncheon City, Bosung-gun, and Shinan-gun to move forward with the initiative.
Getbol refers to the tidal flats that stretch approximately 1,000 kilometers across Seocheon, Gochang, Shinan, Bosung, and Suncheon.
The promotion team seeks to emphasize the abundant population of endangered species in the South Korean tidal flats, which also contain the world’s thickest sedimentary layers, in the application to the World Heritage committee.
Authorities will provide administrative and financial support with the goal of registering the mud flats as World Heritage Sites by 2020, and set up an administrative body to protect and manage the flats once they are listed.
M. H. Lee (firstname.lastname@example.org)