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Technical Evaluation mission by IUCN to Getbol, ​​Korean Tidal Flat



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송고시간 | 2019-10-08 09:34


The technical evaluation mission by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)  to Getbol, ​​Korean Tidal Flat, had been completed, said on 8th, the Cultural Heritage Administration(CHA) and the Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries (MOF) of Korea. 


According to the CHA and MOF, Bastian Bertzky, a world heritage science adviser of the IUCN, the World Natural Heritage Advisory Organization, and Sonali Goshi, the chief of the Ministry of Water and Sewerage, said that they had conducted field missions to Korea's tidal flats from 30 to 7 last month.


The tidal flats in Korea are a serial heritage covering about 1,300 square kilometers of tidal flats in Seocheon, Gochang, Sinan, Boseong and Suncheon. 




The two persons dispatched by the IUCN looked around the tidal flats on foot, or by helicopter checking the status and integrity of the heritage protection and management, A drone investigation was also conducted as well. 


Based on the results of the evaluation, the IUCN selects one of four recommendations: 'Inscribe', 'Refer', 'Defer' and 'Not to inscribe' to report to the World Heritage Center of USESCO. 


Last year, the CHA submitted an application to WHC. However, it refused to accept the document itself due to incompleteness.




The fate of the tidal flats will be decided on the 44th session of the World Heritage Committee , which will be held in July next year. Korea's only World Natural Heritage site is Jeju Volcanic Island and Lava, which was enlisted in 2007. 


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