Jeju Volcanic Island and Lava Tubes
A Sister Park Arrangement between the adminstering authority of Jeju World Natural Heritage Site and Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park was signed in a special ceremony on July 1, 2008
The Headquarters of the Jeju World Natural Heritage Management Bureau, Jeju Special Self Governing Provincial Government, the Republic of Korea and Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park have agreed to establish a Sister Park relationship for mutual benefits, through active exchanges and cooperation in the various fields.
Jeju Sister Park Agreement - pdf 4.01MB
The purpose of establishing a Sister Park Arrangement between Jeju Headquarters and Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park, is to promote international cooperation and collaboration that would provide mutual benefits for both parties that share the common ideals of stewardship and preservation of the resources in their care. The highest priority goals are to enrich the experience and training of personnel of both parties to implement projects of international cooperation. This may be accomplished through the exchange of managerial, technical and professional knowledge, shared research and information, data, technology, training and experience.
Commonalities and Reasons for Pairing Jeju Volcanic Island and Lava Tubes with Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park