Global Network of National Geoparks

13 Sites in Africa, Asia, Europe and North America Receive UNESCO Global Geopark Label

April 18, 2018

© Pham Ngoc KhoaUNESCO’s Executive Board today approved the designation of 13 new Geoparks for sites demonstrating the diversity of the planet’s geology.The world network now numbers 140 UNESCO G...

Ap Chau Story Room of Hong Kong Global Geopark opens

April 13, 2018

The Hong Kong UNESCO Global Geopark (HKUGGp) Ap Chau Story Room was officially opened on 8 April 2018 and is ready for public visits on Sundays and public holidays starting on 15 April 2018. ...

The International Workshop on the Integration of Geo-landscape and Local Culture was successfully held in Jiuhuashan Geopark of China

April 8, 2018

On Mar. 27th-30th, 2018 the International Workshop on the Integration of Geo-landscape and Local Culture was successfully held in Jiuhuashan Geopark, Anhui Province. At this workshop, over 60 atte...

Promotion of UNESCO Global Geopark branding by Geopark Communities: Sai Kung Carnival 3-3

March 13, 2018

On 3 March 2018, a mega event, titled “Sai Kung Carnival 3–-3”, was organized by the geopark communities of Hong Kong UNESCO Global Geopark (HKUGGp) in Sai Kung to promote UNESCO Global Geopark brandi...

Primary School Students Develop Geopark-themed Bento Meals in Itoigawa UNESCO Global Geopark

February 28, 2018

Third year students (8-9 years of age) at a local elementary school have collaborated with a local supermarket in order to develop the “Hikari Geo Bento” a bento-style boxed lunch with a Geo...

Wudalianchi Geopark made its debut in Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics

February 27, 2018

Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics closed on Jan. 25 in Republic of Korea. Beijing, the next organizer showed its charm in the 8 minutes’ performance. As one of scenic spots in the video, Wudalianchi ...

Getting to Hong Kong UNESCO Global Geopark with Geopark Hotels

January 12, 2018

According to the UNESCO Global Geopark (UGG) concept, a co-management and participatory approach should be adopted in the establishment and management of a UGG. Like many other partners of Hong Kong...

International Mountain Day 11 December 2017

December 11, 2017

The United Nations declared December 11thas the International Mountain Day.Most of our UNESCO Global Geoparks lie in mountainous areas or are partly covered by mountains. Thus it is essential to parti...

Zhangjiajie Global Geopark successfully organized “International Workshop on Cave Protection and Disaster Prevention in 2017”

December 7, 2017

From 28th to 30th of November, the “International Workshop on Cave Protection and Disaster Prevention in 2017” was held in Zhangjiajie UNESCO Global Geopark, aiming at identifying the approaches to t...

The Last Drifting Apart Project meeting in Magma Geopark

November 23, 2017Sara Gentilini

From 11 to 14th of November our partners from Causeway Coast and Glens Heritage Trust ( Northern Ireland) , Shetland Geopark ( Scotland), Reykjanes Geopark (Iceland) Stonehammer Geopark ...

Graduation Ceremony of the Tai Po Capacity Building Programme and Official Reopening of the Tai Po Geoheritage Centre

November 1, 2017

To benefit the local community through the promotion of responsible and sustainable geo-tourism, Hong Kong UNESCO Global Geopark (HKUGGp), in collaboration with the Environmental Association, provid...

Meeting of the Interreg Danube GeoTour Project Successfully Held in Wildalpen, Austria from 20th – 23rd September 2017

September 27, 2017

Last week the second get-together of the project partners took place in Austria. The UNESCO Global Geoparks Karawanken-Karavanke and Styrian Eisenwurzen had the chance to welcome the 11 pro...

Japanese Geoparks Network (JGN) representatives visit UNESCO Global Geoparks (UGGs) of China

September 26, 2017

As a follow up of the first visit of Chinese Geoparks representatives to the Japanese Geoparks Network (JGN) in April this year, representatives from the JGN, Itoigawa UGG, Muroto UGG, San’in Kaigan...

Opening of the geoVR exhibition in the Magma Geopark info centre

September 25, 2017

Magma UENSCO Global Geopark is happy to announce the opening of the geoVR virtual exhibition in the Magma Geopark new info centre.The interactive exhibition is the result of several Regional, National...

Leiqiong Organized 2017 National Science Popularization Day Activities

September 25, 2017

To implement Outline of the Action Plan for the Nation’s Science Literacyand further strengthen Geoscience popularization work, Leiqiong UNESCO Global Geopark organized 2017 National Science Popula...

Itoigawa Geopark Receives Delegation from Iran’s Qeshm Island Geopark

September 22, 2017

On September 20, 2017, a delegation of 11 men and women from Qeshm Island, Iran’s first UNESCO Global Geopark, arrived in Itoigawa UNESCO Global Geopark on a mi...

7th Student Exchange Programme between Hong Kong and Japanese Geoparks

September 7, 2017

The 7th Student Exchange Programme, jointly organized by Hong Kong UNESCO Global Geopark (Hong Kong Geopark) and the Japanese Geoparks Network, was successfully carried out in July and August 2017. A...

The Japanese Geoparks Network (JGN) welcomes LIONS Nature Education Foundation (LNEF) from Hong Kong UNESCO Global Geopark (UGG) of China

August 28, 2017

Representatives of the JGN met a delegation from LNEF, from Hong Kong UGG of China, on 21 August to express great appreciation of LNEF’s support for regional networking over the years. LNEF is a ma...

Summer Networking between Hong Kong Geopark and Japanese Geoparks

August 28, 2017

Networking among UNESCO Global Geoparks not only builds momentum for the development of the Global Geoparks Network and Asia Pacific Geoparks Network (APGN); it also plays a valuable role in facili...

Three-day mini exchange programme for APGN Geoparks

August 21, 2017

Representatives of Itoigawa UNESCO Global Geopark (UGG), Hong Kong UGG, Tateyama Kurobe Geopark (GP), Dinosaur Valley Fukui Katasuyama GP and Hakusan Tedorigawa GP met from 18 to 20 August for a th...