Global Network of National Geoparks

Geographical feature may boost Scottish tourism

June 24, 2008

Tourism professionals in the north-east of Scotland are hoping to use one of the region's geographical features to attract more tourists to the area.

Protective Construction of Qitai Silicified Wood-Dinosaur National Geopark in Sinkiang

June 23, 2008

The protective construction engineering of Qitai Silicified Wood-Dinosaur National Geopark in Sinkiang is under construction, of which accumulative investment amounts to RMB 6,600,000.

Attractive Summer Tour in Wudalianchi Global Geopark

June 23, 2008

Following a lively festival of holy water, the summer tour in Wudalianchi Global Geopark was heading for its most enjoyable and pleasant stage. In recent days, everyone who had been to Wudalianchi exc...

North-east could be 'on the brink' of a new tourism boom

June 20, 2008

ONE of Scotland’s most significant geological features could be the key to attracting more tourists to the north-east. The Highland Boundary Fault line...

300 participants for geoparks conference

June 19, 2008

More than 300 participants from 35 countries are expected at the meeting, which aims to highlight the planet's geological riches and the need to preserve them.

Asia-Pacific Seminar on Geological Conservation and Sustainable Development 2008

June 19, 2008

Geology and rocks are the fundamental components of our natural environment and are also important elements to be considered in engineering projects.With increasing public concerns on protecting our e...

German Volcano Route in Vulkanland Eifel

June 19, 2008

The VULKANLAND EIFEL national geopark invites school classes, bus groups, families and visitors interested in geology on a discovery tour of the 280 km long "German Volcano Route"

Open Day at China University of Geosciences (Wuhan)

June 19, 2008

June 12 was the open day featured by geosciences at China University of Geosciences (Wuhan). On that day, numerous students and their parents were attracted to the Yifu Museum by its reputation...

Huangshan Geopark holds colorful activities on “cultural heritage day”

June 18, 2008

June 14 was the third “cultural heritage day” of China, of which theme was “protection of cultural heritage by everyone and share of protection results by everyone”. Huangshan Geopark held a series of...

The Copper Coast Photography Competition

June 18, 2008

Are you between 11 and 16 years of age? Are you interested in photography?If so, then why not entering the photography competition?

Minister Killeen launches Burren Map

June 16, 2008

—Burren region to acquire European geopark status Launching a new educational map of the majestic landscapes of the Burren, Minister of State Tony Killeen T.D. last night heralded the fascinating geol...

'Northern Rocks 2008'

June 13, 2008

'Northern Rocks' - the North Pennines Festival of Geology and Landscape ran between 24 May and 8 June 2008.

Langkawi Goes On Promotion Drive With Other Geoparks Worldwide

June 13, 2008

Langkawi Geopark will hold joint promotions with other geoparks worldwide, Langkawi Development Authority (Lada) general manager Datuk Kamarulzaman Abdul Ghani said Friday

Educational Exhibition of Earthquake held in Songshan Global Geopark

June 13, 2008

Songshan Global Geopark in Henan Province, China has held an educational exhibition of earthquake recently to generalize the basic knowledge of earthquake and tell people how to relieve the hurt upon ...

Kanawinka Geopark waiting permission to bid for global geopark

June 12, 2008

A Colac district tourism operator will meet Environment Minister Peter Garrett in an effort to obtain international status for Colac district's volcanic plain

Hay Time Weekend in the North Pennines

June 12, 2008

A History of Hay Time Weekend, running on Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 June at St John's Chapel Town Hall in Upper Weardale (10.30am to 4pm), is going to be a fantastic opportunity to find out more about...

Tapping into local rocks of Shetland

June 12, 2008

A SHORT COURSE looking at Shetland's unique geology will be held this month ahead of the isles' bid to gain European Geopark status.

Official Calls for registering Mond in UNESCO global list

June 10, 2008

Since the feature of Mond protected zone meets the Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) criteria, it can be registered in its global network of geoparks, an official said.

“European Geopark Week 2008” activities held

June 6, 2008

The “European Geopark Week” activities of this year were held mostly in the period May 21-June 6. The EGN designed seven subjects for this year’s activities i.e. Geo& Geo, Geo& Relish, Geo& Arts, Geo&...

Expert makes a field expedition to Yuntaishan Global Geopark for revaluation

June 5, 2008

Following the expedition to Songshan Global Geopark on June 2, the expert team from the Global Geopark Bureau (GGB), UNESCO made a field expedition to Yuntaishan Global Geopark...