Global Network of National Geoparks

Fossil forest could acquire status

July 23, 2008

NORTON - Fossils are very much on the mind of Norton Mayor Wendy Alcorn and village council these days.For more than three years, council has worked on making the Norton fossil forest a productive att...

Sister park relationship helps product take off

July 22, 2008

In China, kites have a tradition rich in centuries of symbolism. But specially-designed condor and golden eagle kites available here this summer are symbolic of a much newer relationship - the one for...

Public Meeting To Explore Designation Of Burren And Cliffs Of Moher As UNESCO Geopark

July 22, 2008

A public meeting will take place in Ennistymon this week to discuss the proposed designation of the Cliffs of Moher and the Burren's distinctive karst landscape as a UNESCO Geopark

Kedah to promote geopark attractions

July 21, 2008

THE Kedah Government will promote the geopark attractions in Langkawi because they add to the allure of the resort island which is now officially known as Langkawi, the Jewel of Kedah...

CCTV approaches Wudalianchi Global Geopark

July 21, 2008

The four-person producing group of the column “World Travel” of CCTV International Channel had a special trip to Wudalianchi Global Geopark for investigating and shooting there...

Kanas Geopark opens in Xinjiang

July 18, 2008

The Kanas National Geopark, a famous resort in the Aletai region of the Xinjiang Uygor Autonomous Region, has just opened to the public on Jul. 13

Geopark Status Being Determined

July 18, 2008

A FEASIBILITY study is now underway to determine whether there may be scope for the Stonehaven area to apply for UNESCO Geopark status in the future。The study is a joint project funded by the East Gra...

Youngsters raise geopark profile

July 18, 2008

THREE Sutherland pupils and one from Wester Ross represented young people from the North West Highlands Geopark at the World Geopark Conference...

A corporate TV Platform to promote the European Geoparks Network

July 18, 2008

Communication tools are an important issue in all Geoparks. This work will present Corporate TV, a low-cost technology that allows the creation of one ore more internal television channels...

Let pupils know more----geo-activities in Naturtejo Geopark

July 18, 2008

June was a month for pupils. Several geo-activities were held for them to learn more about Waters, Rocks, Forest, and so on in Naturtejo Geopark.

A New Springer Book Series “Geoparks of the World”

July 17, 2008

Within the frame of the “International Year of Planet Earth” (IYPE, 2008) and under the professional supervision of “Springer Publishing Company”, (Springer Verlag, Heidelberg, Germany) it is planned ...

Lushan launches "Hot Olympics, Cool Lushan" thematic activities

July 17, 2008

In order to welcome the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games and take an active part in the Olympic Games, Lushan ceremoniously launched the tourism activities of which theme was “Hot Olympics, Cool Lushan” whi...

"Approaching World Heritage, Exploring Geopark" knowledge competition hosted in Huangshan Geopark

July 16, 2008

The Huangshan Municipal Commission and the Management Committee of Huangshan Geopark co-organized the “Approaching World Heritage, Exploring Geopark” knowledge team competition on July 8. Altogethe...

Taining Global Geopark develops GIS

July 16, 2008

Taining Global Geopark had so far developed the "Geographic Information System (GIS) of Taining Global Geopark" that established the spatial information, statistics and multimedia database related to ...

Dr. Cynthia Burek surveys karst landscapes in Shidu

July 15, 2008

Following her expeditions to Shihua Cave (meaning Rock Flower Cave) and ruins of Zhoukoudian Palaeohuman, Dr. Cynthia Burek who has been a British expert in geo-conservation came to Beijing Fangshan G...

UNESCO releases the latest Guidelines and Criteria for GGN

July 15, 2008

UNESCO revised the Guidelines and Criteria for National Geoparks seeking UNESCO's assistance to join the Global Geoparks Network newly in the 3rd International Geoparks Conference, releasing the new r...

Mt. Sanqingshan geopark recognized as UNESCO's world heritag

July 14, 2008

Mount Sanqingshan Geoark, in Jiangxi Province is now recognized as UNESCO's world heritage ...

More Countries pay attention to GGN

July 11, 2008

Many countries in Asia, Europe, Africa and America directed their geoparks at the GGN (Global Geoparks Network), with a hope of being listed in this network.

The 23rd Annual Conference of Geo-Tourism and Geopark Research Sub-society of Geological Society of

July 11, 2008

The 23rd Annual Conference of Tourism Geology and Geopark Research Sub-society of Geological Society of China & Strategic Seminar on Construction and Tourism Development of Erlianhot Dinosaur Geopark,...

Celebrating renaturalization of Eichholz maar

July 10, 2008

During the last five years university institutes conducted a lot of field work and geophysical investigations at a place that seem to be a maar-like structure. Now it is scientifically prooen and evid...