Global Network of National Geoparks

Monthly Report of the Geopark Naturtejo Meseta Meridional-Issue 33

July 27, 2009

In this issue:– Ministries of Environment from Portugal and Brazil forGeoparks;– Lauching of the European Geoparks Week;– New GeoTrail with650 enthusiasts;– Geointerview with the dynamic Paulo Urbano

Twinning Agreement between Xingwen Geopark and Stone Forest Geopark

July 22, 2009

From June 15 to 16, the delegation from Xingwen Geopark had an investigation and communication in Stone Forest Geopark in Yunnan Province...

8th European Geoparks Conference—2nd Circular

July 15, 2009

“New challenges with Geotourism” will be the main topic of discussion of the 8th European Geoparks Conference, destined for (geo)tourism professionals, politicians, local managers, nature conservation...

Psiloritis Geopark Evaluation

July 14, 2009

The evaluation of Psiloritis Natural Park for continuing its membership to the European and UNESCO’s Global Geoparks Networks took place with great success on 22 and 23 of June

Youngsters take a LEAP into learning in the North Pennines

July 14, 2009

A group of Darlington youngsters has been getting a taste for adventure in the outdoors in a series of exciting challenges set by the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) Partnersh...

Anniversary Exhibition of Nature Park Styrian Eisenwurzen

July 14, 2009

In it’s anniversary exhibition, the GeoCentre of Gams presents an exhibition of silicified wood from the Petrified Forest of Lesvos and the Bohemian Paradise, both members of the European Geoparks Net...

Expedition against Qinling Zhongnanshan Geopark by Experts

July 13, 2009

On June 28, experts in geopark, Richard Watson and Pasquale Li Puma, started their second-station field expedition in China, i.e. Qinling Zhongnanshan Geopark in Shaanxi Province, after their field in...

Expedition against Alxa Desert Geopark by Geopark Experts

July 13, 2009

Experts in GGN Bureau, Richard Watson and Pasquale Li Puma, as the representatives of GGN, made an expedition against Alxa Desert Geopark in Inner Mongolia, P.R.China during the period from June 23 to...

Huangshan Geopark Creates an E-database of Geoscientific Research Journals

July 10, 2009

In order to enhance the level of geoscientific research of the Geopark and improve its abilities of self-oriented innovation and independent research, its management committee cooperated with Chongqin...

Jeju Pursues World Geopark Designation

July 7, 2009

Japan and Jeju Island are recently trying to be approved as a geopark.The reason behind the rapid spread of the geopark concept is the economic benefits achieved through it.

1st European Geoparks Fair

June 30, 2009

The 1st European Geoparks Fair will coincide with the VIII European Geoparks Conference, to be held in Idanha-a-Nova in September 2009. This Fair brings to Idanha-a-Nova more than 20000 people from Ge...

North West Highlands Geopark Report Published

June 23, 2009

The North West Highlands Geopark, which covers much of North West Sutherland and Coigach in Wester Ross, is celebrating publication of its report on the 7th European Geoparks Network Conference, which...

Bealtaine Festival of Outdoor Science

June 19, 2009

Each year, Bealtaine Festival of Outdoor science is organised by CALMAST in Waterford Institute of Technology to celebrate our Living Earth with events aimed at primary and secondary school and the ge...

Hexham children track down story in stone

June 17, 2009

Children from Hexham Middle School went on the trail of the story of stone as part of the North Pennines AONB Partnership's Northern Rocks Festival of Geology and Landscape

Geopark conference success

June 10, 2009

WILDLIFE experts and geologists have come from across the South West to attend a conference which promotes good practice in managing Torbay's wildlife and geology together

Achievements of Geopark Shetland

June 10, 2009

Since the Geopark Shetland Working Group (GSWG) was established in 2004, Geopark Shetland has continually raised awareness of Shetland’s geology and kept the public informed of Shetland’s Geopark bid ...

Mount Rinjani Proposed to be Indonesia’s First Geo-Park

June 10, 2009

TEMPO Interactive, Mataram:Three national parks located in Mount Rinjani, West Nusa Tenggara, Mount Batur in Bali, and Mount Sewu in Pacitan, West Java, have been suggested as possible geo-parks to th...

World Heritage Committee to meet in Seville to inscribe new sites on UNESCO’s World Heritage List

June 8, 2009

The World Heritage Committee will consider requests for the inscription of new sites on UNESCO’s World Heritage List when it meets for its 33rd session in Seville, Spain, from 22 to 30 June.

Scenery of efflorescence in Taipei Yehliu Geopark

June 8, 2009

Photo taken on June 3, 2009 shows the echinus fossil at the Yehliu Geopark in Taipei County of southeast China's Taiwan Province

Lochaber tourism campaign steps up

June 8, 2009

LOCHABER’S campaign to increase public awareness of the area’s geology and its great outdoors yesterday won ministerial blessing.