Global Network of National Geoparks

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...

Hong Kong UNESCO Global Geopark: Recovery from Super Typhoon Mangkhut

September 25, 2018

The strong winds during Super Typhoon Mangkhut caused extensive damage to Hong Kong and to Hong Kong UNESCO Global Geopark (HKUGGp). Many trails and roads have been obstructed and damaged by landsli...

International Geoscience and Geoparks Programme Councils' appointments

August 28, 2018

UNESCO is the only United Nations organization with a mandate to support research and capacity building in geology and geophysics, and the International Geoscience and Geoparks Programme (IGGP) is our...

New UNESCO Global Geopark-themed Banknotes in Hong Kong

July 25, 2018

Through the collaboration of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) and the three note-issuing banks of Hong Kong, the 2018 New Series Hong Kong Banknotes were unveiled on 24 July 2018. Among the...

Sister Geopark Exchange between Hong Kong and Itoigawa UNESCO Global Geoparks

July 20, 2018

This June, as part of the ongoing Sister Geopark relations between the Itoigawa and Hong Kong UNESCO Global Geoparks, 30 students from the Hong Kong Chinese Women’s Club Fung Yiu King Memorial Seconda...

International Society for Teacher Education (ISfTE) Visits Itoigawa UNESCO Global Geopark

June 6, 2018

This May, as part of the organization’s 38th Annual International Seminar in Japan, the International Society for Teacher Education (ISfTE) held a special excursion to the Itoigawa UNESCO Global Ge...