Global Network of National Geoparks

Conference on Work of National Geoparks (in Northern Regions) Held in China

January 16, 2008

During these two days, the representatives — through pictures and corresponding texts — introduced their working progresses in geoheritage conservation, dissemination of and education in earth science...

Report Conference of China's GGN Members Held in Beijing

December 21, 2007

The Report Conference of China's GGN Members was held in Beijing during the period from 11 to 12 December. Altogether about 100 persons, including the managements from 18 China's GGN members...

Xinchang Silicified Wood Geopark Becomes a Base for Tourism and Scientific Expedition

December 5, 2007

Recently, batches of tourists and college students visited and surveyed Xinchang Silicified Wood Geopark, Zhejiang Province, China in succession, which indicated that the Geopark had become a good pla...

The 1st Regional Conference on Asia-Pacific Geoparks and Business Dialogue was held successfully in

November 29, 2007

The 1st Regional Conference on Asia-Pacific Geoparks and business Dialogue was held successfully in Malaysia during the period of 13th to 15th November 2007, at which about 200 experts and scholars fr...

Mt. Tai China Announces Its Friendly-Mountain Relation with Mt. Fuji Japan

November 14, 2007

On 12 November, Mt. Tai China announced that it and Mt. Fuji became friendly mountains.

International Forum on Geoparks was held in China

November 8, 2007

International Forum on Geoparks: Interpretation and Sustainable Development was held successfully at Yuntaishan Global Geopark, Xiuwu County, Henan Profvince from 11-14 October,2007

China builds 1.5 km dam to protect dinosaur site

October 31, 2007

China has built a large earth dam to protect a dinosaur fossil site from being washed away by floods, state media said on Tuesday.

The beauty of Bréifne uncovered

October 25, 2007

In recognition of the cultural and environmental diversity of the area known as Bréifne, which covers Fermanagh, Leitrim, Cavan, Sligo and Roscommon, a series of information and promotional products h...

On the trail of volcanoes

October 25, 2007

A 'VOLCANO trail' is being planned for Shetland's north mainland to help in the islands' bid for Geopark status next year.

IUGS-BJ website is online

October 19, 2007

International Union of Geological Sciences Beijing Geoheritage Office (IUGS-BJ) is responde for management of Geoheritages of China. Now we have 138 Geoheritage Members which was located in 31 provinc...

Giant Dinosaur Fossil Discovered In Argentina

October 19, 2007

A 32-meter (105 foot) plant-eater skeleton of a new dinosaur species has been recovered in Argentina, scientists said on October 15.

Planet Earth: from Space to Place

October 16, 2007

UNESCO and its Global Network of National Geoparks celebrate the diversity and complexity of Planet Earth with an interdisciplinary exhibition from 16 October to 03 November 2007.To explore the challe...

Investigation Group from Lushan Mountain Geopark visits European Geoparks

October 16, 2007

The investigation group from Lunshan Mountain Geopark(P.R. China) investigated and friendlily visited the European Geopark Bergstrasse-Odenwald in Germany and the Nature Park Eisenwurzen in Austria in...

Dissemination of Geological Knowledge to Tourists by Longhushan Geopark Museum

October 12, 2007

Visitors to the Longhushan Geopark Museum reached a climax during “National Day” holidays.

Marvel of Marble Arch expands

October 11, 2007

The spectacular Marble Arch Caves and Cuilcagh Mountain Geopark, one of the county's most famous gems, is being expanded to ten times its current size.

Langkawi Expects More Scandinavian Visitors Soon

October 10, 2007

More chartered flights from Sweden, Norway and Denmark are expected to arrive in Langkawi soon following a successful campaign by the Langkawi Development Authority (Lada) last week...

Kanas to be built into largest national park in western China

October 10, 2007

Kanas nature reserve in China's northwestern Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region will be built into the largest national park in western China. Its acceptance into the National Geoparks of China was anno...

Iran to hold Geotourism Conference

October 8, 2007

Iran's ICHTO is slated to hold the International Conference on Geotourism and its Effects on Tourism Expansion in the Qeshm Free Zone.

Gildernew welcomes UNESCO approval for expansion of Fermanagh Geopark

October 8, 2007

Sinn Féin Rural Development Minister Michelle Gildernew MP, MLA has praised UNESCO approval for the expansion of the Marble Arch Caves European Geopark into West Fermanagh.

Lesvos Petrified Forest Geopark set to host Workshop"Geomorphosites, Geoparks and Geotourism"

September 27, 2007

The Workshop “Geomorphosites Geoparks and Geotourism” will take place in Mytilene on the premises of the Department of Geography and in the Lesvos Petrified Forest Geopark, from September 30 to Octob...