Global Network of National Geoparks

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.

GGN Newsletter 2009 Issue 6

June 8, 2009

Inside this issue: 3rd International Symposium on Development within Geoparks;8th European Geoparks Conference, Portugal;3rd International Intensive Course on Geoparks 2009; 4th International UNESCO C...

First World Young Earth-Scientists Congress 2009

May 31, 2009

In observance of the United Nations proclamation of the International Year of Planet Earth (IYPE), the Young Earth Sciences Network is organizing the First World Congress which is focused on young ear...

Geopark Shetland Hosts Events For European Geoparks Week

May 27, 2009

As part of European Geoparks Week, Geopark Shetland is launching a self guided trail and highlighting the Bronze Age rocks of Bressay

Isles make case for Geopark status to assessors

May 26, 2009

Shetland’s bid to become part of the Unesco Global Geopark network is well under way, and as part of the selection process two European assessors visited at the weekend

3 sites bid for international geopark status

May 26, 2009

Three domestic locations have applied to be listed as UNESCO Global Geoparks, places internationally recognized as having important geoscientific heritage

3rd International Symposium on Development within Geoparks

May 26, 2009

The 3rd International Symposium on Development within Geoparks: Geo-heritage Protection and Cooperation is going to be held in Taishan Global Geopark in Shandong Province, China on August 22-25, 2009

The Nature Park Styrian Eisenwurzen

May 26, 2009

An International Workshop on rapid geological changes in the Cretaceous and the Palaeogene was held from 25-28 April 2009 in the community of Gams in the Nature Park

Celebrate the Earth’s treasures in the Lesvos Petrified Forest Geopark

May 21, 2009

For one more year, the Lesvos Petrified Forest Geopark is promising a very exciting fortnight between the 23rd May and 7th June

Mineral mini-breaks on offer in the North Pennines

May 21, 2009

Anyone who has ever wondered how the spectacular hills and valleys of the North Pennines were formed can be completely immersed in all things rocky at two residential weekends taking place as part of ...

Geopark Festival 2009 in Geopark Naturtejo

May 21, 2009

The Geopark Naturtejo organizes, for the 3rd consecutive year, the European Earth Festival.

Northern Rocks Festival 2009

May 20, 2009

Northern Rocks 2009 runs between Saturday 23 May and Sunday 7 June. The two weeks are full of almost 40 events and activities to help you discover the geological secrets of the North Pennines AONB and...

Geopark Festival 2009 in English Riviera Geopark

May 20, 2009

All across Europe, Geoparks are celebrating. Why not join us here in the English Riviera Geopark where we have an amazing range of events taking place

European Geopark Weeks 2009

May 19, 2009

All over Europe geoparks dedicate a series of events that point out the exciting aspects of geology and how geology influences the various scopes of life.

Monthly Report of the Geopark Naturtejo Meseta Meridional-Issue 32

May 18, 2009

In this issue: – International Day of Earth broadcasted from the Geopark to all Portugal ;– Latinamerican students observe Naturtejo Geopark ;– Forest clubs challenged ;– Geointerview with Trilobite....

That pint's got my name on it!

May 14, 2009

The Occombe Farm Beer Festival takes place on the evening of Friday 5th and the daytime and evening of Saturday 6th June as part of the English Riviera Geopark Festival

Giant trilobites mated in groups and used their numbers for protection

May 14, 2009

Researchers, led by Dr Juan Carlos Gutierrez-Marco from the El Instituto de Geologia Economica in Madrid, Spain, discovered trilobites from 15 genera in 465-million year old rocks in Arouca Geopark in...