Global Network of National Geoparks

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...

UNESCO Adds 23 Reserves to Man and the Biosphere Network

September 26, 2007

The first biosphere reserves set aside by El Salvador, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates are among 23 new reserve sites in 18 countries today accepted by UNESCO into its Man and the Biosphere global...

Nature Tourism Seminar in North Pennines Geopark

September 25, 2007

The AONB Partnership is organising a one day seminar called 'Wild about the North Pennines: Encouraging Nature Tourism in the AONB' on Tuesday 6 November 2007 in Upper Teesdale

Beautiful scenery in Arxan National Geopark of China attracts tourists

September 24, 2007

Arxan in southwest of the Greater Hinggan Mountains, in which the biggest national volcano spring geopark in China is located, has the most beautiful scenery with colorful forests and blue sky in Autu...

Geopark aspirations of Shetland well received

September 24, 2007

SHETLAND could be accepted as a full UNESCO Geopark member as soon as next year, according to local campaigners.

Langkawi Geopark to be promoted abroad

September 21, 2007

THE Langkawi Development Authority will promote Langkawi Geopark as a major tourist attraction in Kedah during a promotional blitz in Oslo, Stockholm and Copenhagen from Sept 23 to Oct 3.

New member in the Global Network of National Geoparks under UNESCO

September 20, 2007

One geopark, English Riviera Geopark, from UK has become of the Global Network of National Geoparks under UNESCO. Its acceptance into the network was announced on September 17, at the 7th European Geo...

English Riviera Geopark Drive To Promote Geological Gems

September 20, 2007

A three-year drive to show off Torbay's best features is about to begin.The granting of geopark status for the Bay is being greeted as another chance to demonstrate what the resort has to offer visito...

Touch the past, a new Naturtejo's website to promote the Geopark

September 19, 2007 , a new Naturtejo's site in the web to promote the Geopark, is online now. TERRAGAZE is a computer vision system developed for the exhibit "From trilobites to man: 500 million years ...


September 19, 2007

Torbay is celebrating its newfound status as a Geopark after its acceptance into the Eurowide network of natural wonderlands was announced on September 17.

Call for the organization of the 4th International Conference on Geoparks in 2010

September 18, 2007

During the 3rd International Conference on Geoparks in Osnabrueck, held under the auspices of UNESCO, a decision will be made in consultation with UNESCO on the organization and venue of the 4th Inter...

National Geopark to Be Built at Yangbajain, China

September 17, 2007

The official signing ceremony acknowledging and outlining the future construction of the Yangbajain National Park was held in Lhasa on September 12. Henan Province will help Tibet to build the geopark...

European Geopark conference begins in North-West Highlands Geopark

September 14, 2007

SOME 150 people from across the world were making their way to Ullapool this week for the 7th European Geopark Network Open Conference being hosted by the North West Highlands Geopark.

French Guest To Decide Bay's Geopark Status

September 13, 2007

Guy Martini, who runs a French geological park, was viewing what the Bay has to offer as it strives to join a Euro-network of geoparks.