Global Network of National Geoparks

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...

Children at Volcano Experience Route Strohn

July 10, 2008

In June this year a new volcanological pathway in German was opened to the public. It is called "Volcano experience path".

Day of open quarry 2008 Akdolit Pelm

July 10, 2008

A local excavation company opened its doors for one day to let the public go inside a lime stone quarry...

Global promotion opportunity

July 9, 2008

Only three weeks after the Kanawinka Geopark earned international status, a South East diver has been invited to promote the Limestone Coast at an international conference.

Songshan Geopark enters into a twinning agreement with three global geoparks

July 8, 2008

Delegates from Songshan Geopark attended the 3rd International Geoparks Conference held in Germany in the last ten-day period of June. During this conference, Songshan Geopark entered into a twinning ...

Zigong and Longhushan recognized as sites of world importance by UNESCO

July 7, 2008

Delegations from both Sichuan Zigong Geopark and Jiangxi Longhushan Geopark were presented with a large ceramic plaque each by the UNESCO in the evening of June 25 at the 3rd International Geopark Con...

Gujarat's Jurassic Park all set to enter the world list

July 4, 2008

Raiyoli, the dinosaur fossil site near Balasinore, has been selected by the Geological Survey of India (GSI) as one of the two Indian sites it will propose for inclusion in UNESCO's list of geological...

Lochaber recognised as site of world importance

July 4, 2008

LOCHABER'S landscape received worldwide recognition last week at the UNESCO International Geopark Conference held in Osnabruck, Germany.