Global Network of National Geoparks

The 5th International Training Course on UNESCO Global Geoparks Management and Development

November 13, 2019

The 5th International Training Course on UNESCO Global Geoparks Management and Development, which is supported by the UNESCO Global Geoparks Secretariat & UNESCO Beijing Office, the Global Geoparks Ne...

1st World Forum on Nature Conservation - China

November 13, 2019

Due to climate change we are facing major challenges regarding nature and biodiversity conservation. While wildlife populations are supposed to be resilient to shocks in their ecosystems, catastrophic...

UNESCO Global Geoparks Council examines new applications

October 8, 2019

UNESCO Global Geoparks are single, unified geographical areas where sites and landscapes of international geological significance are managed with a holistic concept of protection, education and susta...

Exchange Weeks for APGN Geopark Schools from Japan and Hong Kong

August 23, 2019

It has been a special summer for 125 students from 5 UNESCO Global Geoparks (UGGps) – Unzen Volcanic Area, Oki Islands, Itoigawa, San’in Kaigan and Hong Kong – as they took part in student-exchange ac...

Hong Kong UNESCO Global Geopark communities attend a field trip to learn about Chinese medicinal plants

June 11, 2019

Hong Kong UNESCO Global Geopark (HKUGGp) partnered with local Chinese medicine practitioners and herbal plant experts from the Hong Kong Chinese Medicine and Herbs Association to lead villagers of geo...

Shennongjia Establishes Golden Snub-nosed Monkey Conservation Foundation

May 5, 2019

On April 26th, 2019, Shennongjia Golden Snub-nosed Monkey Conservation Foundation registered by Shennongjia UNESCO Global Geopark(UGGp) was established. The first donations from enterprises and indivi...

Eleven sites and extensions in Asia, Europe, and South America receive UNESCO Global Geopark Label

April 17, 2019

© Vis Archipelago UNESCO Global Geopark/ Ivo pervanUNESCO’s Executive Board today approved the designation of eight new sites demonstrating the diversity of the planet’s geology as new Geoparks. ...

Geo-routes Downloads and Visits Record Number To Sobrarbe-Pirineos UNESCO Global Geopark

March 4, 2019

Boltaña February 2, 2019. During 2018, Sobrarbe-Pirineos UNESCO Global Geopark, located in the Castillo of Aínsa, registered 23 277 visits, overcoming in more than 14% the visits of the previous y...

Sobrarbe-Pirineos UNESCO Global Geopark presents “Subterranean waters and climate change”

March 4, 2019

The PIRAGUA PROYECT in collaboration with the Comarca de Sobrarbe and the Sobrarbe-Pirineos UNESCO Global Geopark , organized a conference about “Subterranean waters and climate change”. The impact...

UNESCO includes the knowledge and techniques of the art of construction in dry stone in the representative list of the intangible cultural heritage of humanity

March 4, 2019

Sobrarbe-Pirineos UNESCO Global Geopark has scheduled a dry stone construction workshop for next spring, funded 90% by the Ministry of Culture and Sports of the Government of Spain. The ONU cultu...

Follow National Geographic photographer Matthieu Paley as he explores Hong Kong UNESCO Global Geopark

February 14, 2019

Hong Kong is seen mainly as a modern metropolis by many. In a collaboration between National Geographic and Hong Kong Tourism Board, National Geographic photographer Matthieu Paley explores the Sai Ku...

Winter fishing began in Wudalianchi UNESCO Global Geopark

January 10, 2019

Winter fishing began on the ice surface of the Third Lake in Wudalianchi UNESCO Global Geopark on December 28, 2018. The old winter fishing attracted a great number of tourists.Sacrifice was one of...

HKUGGp receives an award for “My favorite natural attraction in Hong Kong”

January 9, 2019

On 4 January 2019, Hong Kong UNESCO Global Geopark (HKUGGp) received the “My favorite natural attraction in Hong Kong” award at the presentation ceremony of the “U Green Awards”. The “U Green Awards”,...

Making Wangwushan-Daimeishan UNESCO Global Geopark Well Known

December 21, 2018

Since this year, Wangwushan-Daimeishan UNESCO Global Geopark has been taking the advantage of an opportunity of building a region-based tourism demonstration area and following the requirement of GG...

Herbal Plant Training for Hong Kong UNESCO Global Geopark Guides and Communities

December 17, 2018

Hong Kong UNESCO Global Geopark (HKUGGp) invited a number of local experienced Chinese medicine practitioners and herbal plant experts from the Hong Kong Chinese Medicine and Herbs Association to p...

Huangshan and Lesvos Island co-held a photography exhibition

December 17, 2018

On 5th December, Huangshan UNESCO Global Geopark(UGGp) and Lesvos Island UNESCO Global Geopark(UGGp) co-held a photography exhibition to celebrate their 10th anniversary of partnership in the Exhibiti...

Later Generations of Kuling American School had a Trip to Tracing Their Ancestral Footsteps in Lushan UNESCO Global Geopark

December 7, 2018

In the early 20th century, Lushan became the summer resort gradually because of its beautiful geological landscape and nice climate. At the golden age, over 4000 foreigners from America and European c...

Hong Kong and Itoigawa UNESCO Global Geoparks Celebrate 10th Year of Sister Geopark Agreement

November 30, 2018

This November, 16 students from Hong Kong’s Marymount Primary School visited the Itoigawa UNESCO Global Geopark on a mission of exchange and Geopark study.Students Arrive at Itoigawa Station via the...

Supporting our Geopark Communities in Times of Need

October 30, 2018

Following Super Typhoon Mangkhut in September, the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department, the authority of Hong Kong UNESCO Global Geopark (Hong Kong Geopark) reached out to support the...