Geoparks are built through a bottom-up process involving all relevant stakeholders and authorities in the area, such as land owners, community groups, tourism providers, indigenous peoples, and local organizations.

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Figure 1. Area management through a bottom-up process implemented in Bubohu Village at the Dulanga Beach site (Photo: Adiwinata Solihin).

The bottom-up process requires a firm commitment from local communities, strong partnerships with public support, and the development of a comprehensive strategy that will meet all of the community's goals while respecting and protecting the geological heritage.

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