Global Network of National Geoparks

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...

Star Viewing Tour in Huangshan Geopark

August 11, 2017

Besides of wondrous pines, shaped rocks, cloud sea, spring and winter scenery, star viewing is also a reason for visiting Huangshan.Huangshan is always engadged in enriching tourists’ experience. A ...

The Suwolbong Trail of Jeju Island Geopark Set as a Model for other Geopark Trails

August 2, 2017

Jeju Island was designated as a Global Geopark in 2010, the first in Korea to be designated as a Global Geopark. The whole island is the Geopark, but there are a total of 12 representative attract...

The first Hong Kong UNESCO Global Geopark Tourism Magazine is available now!

July 31, 2017

To publicize the unique and diversified experiences Hong Kong UNESCO Global Geopark (Hong Kong Geopark) offers and to bring you the best of Hong Kong Geopark in geological, ecological, cultural and hi...

The announcement on funding the delegates from developing countries to attend the 5th APGN Symposium

July 26, 2017

The 5th APGN SymposiumOrganizingCommitteehasannouncedthe decision to choose ten delegates from developing countries as the representatives to the 5th APGN Symposium.*NAME LIST1. Samuel TETSOPGANG (CAM...

Eight Geological sites in Asia, Europe and Latin America become UNESCO Global Geoparks

May 5, 2017

Paris, 5 May—Eight sites demonstrating the great diversity of our planet’s geology have received the UNESCO Global Geopark label on 5 May, when UNESCO’s Executive Board endorsed the decisions made by ...

CGN & JGN Visit and Exchange Programme

April 24, 2017

The first ever visit and exchange programme between the Chinese Geoparks Network (CGN) and the Japanese Geoparks Network (JGN) came to an end on the 19th of April. The programme took place over one ...

Geopark Response to the Itoigawa Station North Fire of December 2016

April 14, 2017

At about 10:20 a.m. on Thursday, December 22nd, 2016, a fire broke out in historic Downtown Itoigawa, part of the Itoigawa UNESCO Global Geopark’s Itoigawa Coast Geosite. The fire, which started in th...

“Geoscience Capacity Building Programme 2017” Held in Hong Kong

April 12, 2017

With the success of this programme in the past two years, the Department of Science and Technology & International Cooperation of the Ministry of Land and Resources of China (MLR) again supported ...

Guide Association of Muroto UNESCO Global Geopark Won Special Prize of 12th Ecotourism Awards

April 1, 2017

Japan’s Ministry of the Environment announced the eleven winners (selected from 51 applicants) of the 12th Ecotourism Awards. This award system aims to reward and publicize ecotourism efforts by busin...

Hong Kong Geopark School Visits Japanese UNESCO Global Geoparks

March 29, 2017

To kick off this year’s Asia Pacific Geoparks Network (APGN) Exchange Programme, as discussed among the participants during “APGN Exchange Week”, held at the Hong Kong UNESCO Global Geopark (HKUGG) fr...

Mexican Geological Survey visited Leiqiong UNESCO Global Geopark for inspiration

March 20, 2017

As part of the implementation of the co-operation agreement betweenChinaand Mexico on establishing geoparks in Mexico, Jose Luis Lee Moreno and Rosa Marla Tremari Trueba of the Mexican Geological Surv...

Geothermal energy – an intensive course in TERRA.vita Geopark

March 15, 2017Timo Kluttig

In co-operation with the Climate-Protection-Departement of the County of Osnabrück the TERRA.vita Geopark (NW-Germany) wants to initiate the use of geothermal energy in the region. An intensive c...

Challenges of researcher support and local community involvement activity

January 19, 2017

The Mt. Apoi UNESCO Global Geopark in Hokkkaido, Japan (designated in 2015) is famous for unique rock ‘peridotite’ which derived from the earth’s mantle. The perdotites on and around Mt. Apoi are scie...

The Case of Huangshan:Tourism Promote Community Development, was Included in UNWTO Conference Material

December 30, 2016

Recent years, the book Tourism Shaping Tomorrow has been chosen several times as material for the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) training courses. The book was made by Monitoring...

The Global Geoparks Network becomes partner of the International Year for Sustainable Tourism!

December 23, 2016

The United Nations (UN) has declared 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development. The resolution, recognizes the importance of international tourism, and particularly of the ...

UNESCO Global Geoparks as sustainable destinations

December 21, 2016

UNESCO Global Geoparks celebrate the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development, 2017. Well-designed and well-managed tourism can make a significant contribution to sustainable developm...