Global Network of National Geoparks

North Pennines Pocket Guide 2009/10

October 10, 2009

This free, A5-sized, pocket guide is your comprehensive guide to the North Pennines AONB and UNESCO European and Global Geopark. It's packed full of useful information to make your stay in this fantas...

£12m scheme to turn cavern into national education centre

October 10, 2009

PLANS to create a £12million visitor and education centre at Torquay's Kents Cavern, to tell the story of prehistoric man in Britain, were unveiled on Monday

Shetland becomes a European Geopark

September 21, 2009

It was announced on 15 September 2009 that Geopark Shetland has been welcomed as a member of the European Geoparks Network (EGN)...

Succesful Celebration of EGN Week in Psiloritis Natural Park

September 16, 2009

The celebration was dedicated to the underground and invisible world of Psiloritis mountains; the caves...

Cave dig unearths important finds

September 16, 2009

Teeth and bones from late Ice Age animals, including hyenas, deer and woolly rhinos, have been discovered by archaeologists at a cave in Devon

New timeline for Geopark proposals and evaluation procedure

September 4, 2009

At the Global Geoparks Bureau meeting in Taihsan, China, August 2009, the Bureau decided to set up timelines which set a clear time frame for Geopark submissions and evaluation missions...

Public Lecture: Geoconservation and Geopark

September 3, 2009

The Hong Kong Wetland Park will organise a public lecture on “Geoconservation and Geopark” on 19 September 2009.

Geopark has potential to provide tourism boost

September 3, 2009

LOUTH'S potential as the heart of a proposed 'Geopark' will be explored with a cross border tour taking place next week.

Monthly Report of the Geopark Naturtejo Meseta Meridional-Issue 35

August 28, 2009

In this issue: – “Mineralogists” from all ages found gold – Teachers enjoy the Geopark- Naturtejo Geopark in the Nature Conservation National Fair – Adventure and Emotion in the Geopark for adolescent...


August 27, 2009

The team of archaeologists is back at Kents Cavern, Devon's award winning caves, on Monday 31st August to continue their major excavations underground, the first for over 80 years...

5 geoparks approved as GGN members

August 25, 2009

Five geoparks in China and Japan have been newly approved as the Global Geoparks Network (GGN) members.

Monthly Report of the Geopark Naturtejo Meseta Meridional-Issue 34

August 17, 2009

In this issue: – Naturtejo shares experience in Turkey – Naturtejo goes for a new Geopark in Brazil- The first revalidation of Naturtejo Geopark –Geoenvironmental party - Geointerview with Casa do For...

Treasures found in the countryside

August 12, 2009

Mississippi Mills created the first municipal Geoheritage Park in Canada last year. It is located at Metcalfe Park in Almonte, beside the hydro reconstruction project.

Legco members visit HK Geopark sites

August 12, 2009

The Secretary for the Environment Mr Edward Yau, Legislative Council (Legco) members today (Tuesday, July 14) visited two geo-sites of the proposed Hong Kong Geopark - Sharp Island and High Island.

Darwin's Lochaber Lesson

August 12, 2009

The Parallel Roads of Glen Roy are enigmatic features that have generated great controversy, during the 19th century Charles Darwin judged them to be shorelines excavated by the sea during a high-leve...

Prehistoric cannibals at Kents Cavern

August 12, 2009

Researchers from Torquay Museum and the University of Oxford's School of Archaeology have discovered extremely rare evidence of ancient human bone bearing cut marks made by stone tools

Torbay hosts Hong Kong visit to the English Riviera Geopark

August 12, 2009

Representatives from Torbay Council have taken part in a fact finding tour for Hong Kong's senior Geopark officer

Passport wil open Gateway to Geopark

August 12, 2009

Visitors and locals alike will now be able to explore the wonders of the English Riviera Global Geopark and get big discounts on some of Torbay's top visitor attractions at the same time

GGN Newsletter issue 7 2009

July 28, 2009

In this Issue: 01- North West Highlands Geopark Report Published; 02- Psiloritis Geopark Revalidation; 02- Twinning Agreement between Xingwen Geopark and Stone Forest Geopark; 03- Lochaber tourism ...

A Message from Engaru to the World

July 28, 2009

The town of Engaru in Hokkaido has many natural resources, including the source of obsidian in Shirataki - one of the largest sources in Japan - and the Paleolithic site