Global Network of National Geoparks

UNESCO Global Geoparks Celebration Forum----Towards a new age of geoparks

February 13, 2016

The UNESCO Global Geoparks Celebration Forum was held in Hakusan Tedorigawa Japanese Geopark on 23 – 24 January 2016. The forum was organized by the Japanese Geoparks Network, along with the Hakusan T...

8th Japanese Geoparks Network Training Workshop

February 13, 2016

The 8th Japanese Geoparks Network Training Workshop was held in Hakusan Tedorigawa Japanese Geopark and Dinosaur Valley Fukui Katsuyama Japanese Geopark from 24-25 January 2016. The event was hos...

Hong Kong Global Geopark of China Gourmet Competition 2016

February 4, 2016

On 22 January 2016, Hong Kong Global Geopark of China (HKGP) hosted the “Hong Kong Global Geopark of China Gourmet Competition”. The competition was co-organized by HKGP, the local Food and Beverages ...

Sobrarbe geopark organized a talk on “Nivology and avalanches, and how to behave in winter mountain”

February 2, 2016

The Sobrarbe Geopark has started its annual activities on Saturday January 23, with a talk on “Nivology and avalanches and how to behave in the winter mountain”, given by Jorge García-Dihinx, at ...

The 69th IUGS Executive Committee Meeting Held in Shilin(Stone Forest) Global Geopark

January 31, 2016

The 69th Executive Committee Meeting of the International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS) was held in the Stone Forest Global Geopark in Shilin County of Yunnan Province, China on January 18-19,...

Local New Year’s Festivals Featured in the Itoigawa UNESCO Global Geopark

December 29, 2015

Ancient local festivals are conserved and promoted in the Itoigawa UNESCO Global GeoparkLocated in the snowy yukiguni region of Japan, the local communities throughout the Itoigawa UNESCO Global Geopa...

Global Geoparks become UNESCO Sites

November 18, 2015

The decision was taken by Member States at UNESCO’s General Conference, the governing body of the Organization, which met in Paris from 3 to 18 November. © Reykjanes Global Geopark/ Olgeir Andr&#...

Co-management Meeting with Local Communities in Hong Kong Global Geopark of China

November 9, 2015

To meet the rising expectations of visitors and to provide better visitor service, a co-management meeting was held on 3 November 2015, attended by the following: --villagers of Lai Chi Wo an...

National Significant Geographic Data Announcement Ceremony held in Alxa Desert Global Geopark

October 30, 2015

On October 17, an announcement ceremony of the height measurement result of Bilutu Sand Peak was grandly held in the Badain Jaran Desert scenic area of Alxa Desert Global Geopark. Approved by the s...

Nine new sites added to Global Geoparks Network

September 21, 2015

Reykjanes (Iceland)                      ©UNESCO/Reykjanes Geopark Olgeir AndrussonNine new sites were added to the UNESCO-supported Global Geoparks Network during the 4th Asia-Pacific Geoparks N...

How to live with nature using the wisdom of nature in Global Geoparks

September 21, 2015

©UNESCO/Patrick McKeever Squid from San'in Kaigan Global Geopark, Japan, is fished sustainably and sold as a product of the Global Geopark.Learning from nature’s wisdom can help us address th...

Representative from Hong Kong Global Geopark Visits Oki Islands Global Geopark, Japan

August 10, 2015

A representative from Hong Kong Global Geopark was invited to visit Oki Islands Global Geopark from 2 – 5 August, 2015. During the visit, the geopark hosted two seminars, aimed at geopark stakeholders...

The Olympic Games in a Global Geopark

August 10, 2015

On July 31st 2015 at the 128th IOC Session in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia., the Beijing was selected as host city of the XXIV Olympic Winter Games in 2022. This means specifically that the Games will take ...

Portuguese Forum of Rural Innovation attributes award to the European Geoparks Network

August 6, 2015

The Borderland Fair held at Idanha-a-Nova, Naturtejo Global Geopark in Portugal is one of the best practices of transboundary cooperation between Portugal and Spain. Celebrating its 19thanniversary th...

Promotion of local culture and history in Hong Kong Geopark

July 29, 2015

Cultural heritage is an integral component of a geopark. Within Hong Kong Geopark are a number of Hakka villages with a distinct history, culture and language. These villages are excellent places f...

Tianzhushan-Huangshan Exhibition of Science Popularization Works was Held in the Geo-Museum of Anhui Province, China

July 15, 2015

On July 11, the 10th anniversary of Chinese Global Geoparks and Tianzhushan-Huangshan exhibition of science popularization works was held in the geo-museum of Anhui Province, China.This exhibition pub...

Former coordinator of Geopark Araripe is the new rector of the Regional University of Cariri, Brazil

July 13, 2015

Last Wednesday, July 1, 2015, the Regional University of Cariri (URCA), Brazil was held possession of solemnity and charge transmission Rector and Vice-Rector. They took over the running of URCA forme...

Annual Student-exchange Programme between China's Hong Kong Geopark and Japan’s Itoigawa Geopark

July 9, 2015

The Asia Pacific Geoparks Network Student-Exchange Programme has been extended to Itoigawa Global Geopark. After greeting the geopark managers of Itoigawa Global Gepoark, around 30 student ...

New Springer’s book published: “The Principles of Geotourism’

July 7, 2015

Springer, the world-renowned geoscience book publisher has recently released this English version of the original Chinese edition of ‘The Principles of Tourism Earth-science’ which was first published...