Global Network of National Geoparks

Geoparks 2012 Call for the organization of the 5th International Conference on Geoparks in 2012

November 11, 2008

During the 4th International Conference on Geoparks in Langkawi, Malaysia, a decision will be made in consultation with UNESCO on the organization and venue of the 5th International Conference on Geop...

Vote on “8 Geomorphologic Attractions” for An Enhanced Civil Awareness of Geoconservation in Hong Ko

November 7, 2008

HK Takungpao reported that Hong Kong was surrounded by seas, where fantastic mountains and rocks abounded to shape spectacular natural landscapes but some of geoheritage was destroyed. Under the co-or...

Visit in Ministry of Land and Resources - P.R.C. by Delegation of Geoparks from Vietnam

November 7, 2008

A Vietnamese delegation, which is composed of 20 members from the Ministry of Natural Resource and Environment and the Institute of Geology and Mineral Resources and the Hejiang Provincial People’s Co...

Visit in Fangshan Geopark by Delegation from Vietnam

November 7, 2008

A 20-member delegation of geoparks from Vietnam visited and explored the Peking Man Site at Zhoukoudian and the Shidu Scenic Area following their arrival at the Fangshan Geopark in Beijing on November...


November 7, 2008

The State Government of Ceara, through the Secretariat of Cities, invites to the INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR ABOUT GEOPARKS AND GEOTOURISM...

Sobrarbe Newsletter - October and November 2008

November 6, 2008

October 6th and 7th , Aragon TV visited Sobrarbe to record a program dedicated to the Geoparque. The emission can be seen on 2nd of November in the program of Aragon TV at 14:45 h....

Burren Residents to Discuss Geopark Idea

October 30, 2008

The Burren Connect Project is holding a series of Public meetings to discuss the merits and any potential drawbacks of Geopark status...

The Lesvos Petrified Forest Geopark (Greece) won an International Ecotourism Award

October 30, 2008

The nomination was hiding a surprise for the Lesvos Petrified Forest Geopark managing board and stuff. And that was because the winner of the Skål International Ecotourism Award in the category of Gen...

The Lesvos Petrified Forest Geopark (Greece) successfully organised the 2nd International Intensive

October 30, 2008

The 2nd International Intensive Course “Geoconservation and Geoparks: Interpretation and Communication” was organised in Lesvos (Greece) from the 23rd to the 28th September 2008 by the Natural History...

TV rocks star Iain is a hit with pupils

October 27, 2008

TV geology star Prof Iain Stewart has been impressing Torquay school pupils.Prof Stewart, from the Department of Geosciences at Plymouth University, who is patron of the English Riviera Geopark, also ...

Portugal wins international eco-tourism award

October 24, 2008

Geopark Naturtejo has received Portugal’s first Skal International Ecotourism Award, presented at the 69th Skal Global Congress, in Taiwan.

More Attention to Development of Geopark Resources in Xinjiang (China)

October 23, 2008

The Tianchi Lake in Mt. Tianshan, the Mud Volcano in Usu County, the Grant Canyon in Kuche County and the Lop Nur Lake…, which have been familiar to people long before, become a sort of new resources ...

UNESCO envoy lauds Iran for construction of geopark in Qeshm

October 23, 2008

Islamic Republic of Iran is among the first countries of Economic Cooperation Organization's (ECO) members which has established geopark in Persian Gulf island of Qeshm.

Formation of Friendship-Park between Hexigten Geopark-China and Vulkaneifel Geopark-Germany

October 23, 2008

The Hexigten Geopark-China and the Vulkaneifel Geopark-Germany became the friendship park officially since the signature of the Twinning Agreement between them on August 30.

4th International UNESCO Conference on Geoparks 2010

October 22, 2008

“GEOHERITAGE EDUCATION FOR SUSTAINABILITY” Langkawi Geopark, Malaysia 12th - 16th April 2010 The 4th International UNESCO Conference on Geoparks 2010 will be held in Southeast Asia very first global g...

Open Recruitment of Four Geological Master Graduates for Huangshan Geopark

October 21, 2008

4 geological master graduates were recruited openly for Huangshan Geopark in July, 2008 in order to strengthen its scientific research, optimize the structure of its management team and improve the ov...

Prestigious green card for Wales’ only Geopark

October 20, 2008

Fforest Fawr – Wales’ only European and UNESCO Global Geopark - was awarded a coveted green card by the European Geoparks Network at a meeting held in the Czech Republic last month.

Qeshm Tourist Township Planned

October 17, 2008

Qeshm Tourist Township will be built in cooperation with investors and Qeshm Free Trade Zone Organization. Qeshm Island is famous for its wide range of ecotourist attractions such as the Hara Forests,...