Global Network of National Geoparks

The Osnabrück Declaration

August 13, 2008

The delegates at the 3rd International Conference on Geoparks, held from June 22 –26 2008 during the United Nations International Year of Planet Earth and held in the city of Osnabrück, Germany hereby...

SA wins a bid to host the 35th IGC in 2016

August 12, 2008

South Africa has been announced as hosts for the 35th International Geological Congress (IGC) in 2016. The announcement was made at the 33rd session of IGC in Oslo yesterday, after snatching a victory...

A Walk in the `Birthplace of the Region'

August 12, 2008

However 60 secondary students from all over Malaysia recently had first-hand experience learning about geology in a place researchers refer to as "the birthplace of the region"...

Tourist flow to Mt Rinjani increasing

August 12, 2008

MATARAM, Indonesia - The number of tourists coming to Mount Rinjani (3,726 m above sea level), one of West Nusatenggara (NTB)'s main tourist attractions, is rising every year, a local official said...

Reconstruction of lighting in Shihuadong Scenic Spot of Fangshan Geopark for Olympiad

August 11, 2008

In order to welcome the Beijing Olympic Games, exhibit the natural uncanny workmanship to all athletes and tourists and conserve well the valuable natural resource, i.e. Rock Flower Cave (Shihuadong i...

Director-general Koichiro Matsuura of the UNESCO acclaims Mount Taishan as “gem of world heritage”

August 11, 2008

Accompanied by the general secretary of National Commission (China) of the UNESCO, Fang Maotian, the representative secretary of Beijing Office of the UNESCO, Li Jiangping, and other officials, the di...

U.N. expert, Paul Dingwall, investigates bid for world heritage in Taining

August 11, 2008

The U.N. expert, Paul Dingwall, visited such scenic spots as Shangqingxi (Upper Clean Brook) and Zhuangyuanyan (No.1 Scholar Rock) to have an investigation on the geology and geomorphology in Taining ...

Olympic torch starts run at Fangshan Geopark

August 9, 2008

The Olympic torch was lit at the Zhoukoudian site of "Peking Man" in Fangshan Global Geopark at 7am, August 8 when was the final day of the Olympic torch relay lasting 130 days through over 100,000km....

HERITAGE WEEK—Geological Survey of Ireland & Copper Coast Geopark Events

August 7, 2008

24th to the 31st August2008 1. VISIT CARLOW'S VOLCANO - Geological Survey of Ireland 2. THE MINING HERITAGE OF THE COPPER COAST- Copper Coast Geopark 3. STRADBALLY VILLAGE & COVE - Copper Coast G...

Torbay get Government grant to develop projects in its English Riviera Geopark

August 6, 2008

Torbay in Devon has been awarded £2.25m to develop two projects in its English Riviera Geopark. The plans involve artistic regeneration and will create 10 new studios and a gallery as well as a refurb...

Release of GGN Newsletter - Issue 3 2008

August 6, 2008

In this issue: 3rd International UNESCO Conference on Geoparks; Australia's first global Geopark is declared;GGN Office holds academic reporting conference on geoconservation;German Volcano Route in V...

Guests from IOC visit Zhoukoudian Site in Fangshan Geopark

August 5, 2008

4 distinguished guests from the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to attend the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games - Games of the XXIX Olympiad visited the Zhoukoudian site in Fangshan Geopark in the morn...

Collection and creation by famous Chinese calligraphers and painters in Taining Geopark

August 5, 2008

The calligraphic and painterly views collecting group from Beijing Century Celebrity International Calligraphy and Painting Academy got together in Taining to extol Taining with their works in the per...

“Geopark Rab Island, Croatia” aspires to become a member of the Geopark community

August 5, 2008

The Croatian new Geopark Rab Island is in the process of development. The area includes Rab Island of 93,6 KM2 , and two small islands – Grgur and Goli. Geographically, the Island of Rab is located in...

Green Tourism Promotion in the North Pennines AONB & European Geopark

August 5, 2008

The AONB Partnership Staff Unit is organising a 'Joining the Green Tourism Business Scheme (GTBS) Seminar' for tourism businesses in the North Pennines AONB & European Geopark - 11 September 2008 ...

Global launch of OneGeology

August 4, 2008

The groundbreaking OneGeology project will be launched at the 33rd IGC 6 August. OneGeology presents global geological map data on the internet, ensuring that ...

33rd International Geological Congress, Oslo, Norway, 6–14 August 2008

August 4, 2008

The 33rd International Geological Congress (IGC), is to be held in Oslo in Norway in August 2008. Several of the themes and workshops are covering aspects of relevance to geoconservation.

Summer Exploration in Longhushan Geopark

August 4, 2008

The first 10 undergraduate participants in exploring the cliff grave in Longhushan from Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, East China Jiaotong University and Jiangxi Normal University...

Events and Festivals of North Pennines AONB Geopark

August 1, 2008

There is a huge variety of events, festivals and activities on offer in the North Pennines. From village fairs and carnivals to walking festivals, leek shows and horse fairs - there's plenty to suit a...

Taining Geopark awarded with "Top Ten Beautiful Homes in Fujian Province"

August 1, 2008

"The Dajin Lake (meaning Great Golden Lake) in Taining Geopark looks like a bright mirror reflecting the ancient temple, fantastic rocks, dangerous stockaded villages, clean spring, precipices and g...