Global Network of National Geoparks

Three European Geoparks awarded with the European Charter of Sustainable Tourism!

December 20, 2016

On December 7th 2016, three European UNESCO Global Geoparks gain recognition at the European parliament and awarded the “European Charter for Sustainable Tourism”.Cilento Vallo di Diano and Alburni Na...

Japanese Geopark’s Capacity Development Project: Workshop & Summary Conference

December 8, 2016

In May, 2016, the Japanese Geoparks Network (JGN) commenced the “Capacity development to stimulate networking activities between geoparks in the Asia-Pacific” Project 2016 which is subsidized by the (...

Hong Kong UNESCO Global Geopark kicks off its “Visibility-Enhancement Initiative”

December 6, 2016

Hong Kong UNESCO Global Geopark (HKUGG) is constantly looking for innovative ways to support local economic and cultural activities in the geopark and local communities. In order to publicise geotouri...

Lanzarote and Chinijo Islands UNESCO Global Geopark is chosen by the European Space Agency (ESA) to carry out astronaut training programmes

November 14, 2016

The astronauts from the European Space Agency (ESA), Luca Parmitano (Italy) and Pedro Duque (Spain), and the Eurocom (link of astronauts and cosmonauts in orbit) Matthias Maurer (Germany), have partic...

8th International Conference on UNESCO Global Geoparks 2018 Adamello- Brenta UNESCO Global Geopark, Trentino, Italy

November 2, 2016

The Global Geoparks Network is glad to announce thatthe 8th International Conference on UNESCO Global Geoparks is going to take place at the Adamello-Brenta UNESCO Global Geopark in Trentino, Italy ...

The 1st GGN best practices award announced at the 7th International Conference on UNESCO Global Geoparks

October 31, 2016

GLOBAL GEOPARKS NETWORKBEST PRACTICES AWARD 2016The Global Geoparks Network (GGN) Best Practices Award aims to promote, enhance and encourage the development of innovative initiatives in UNESCO Glob...

Experts & Managers Share Popular Science Education Experience & Practices in Shennongjia

October 31, 2016Chen Jinxin

The 1st Forum of Shennongjia UNESCO Global Geopark was held in Muyu Town, Shennongjia Forestry District on October 10th – 13th, 2016.At opening ceremony, Ms. Chen Xiaoning, Deputy Director of the Depa...

Jade Selected as the National Stone of Japan

September 30, 2016

On Saturday, September 24th at Kanazawa University, the Japanese Association of Mineralogical Sciences announced their selection of jade as Japan’s National Stone.Raw jadeite from Itoigawa UNESCO Glob...

Final Preparation of Volunteers for the 7th International Conference on UNESCO Global Geoparks

September 20, 2016

With the support of the Chinese Geoparks Network and in collaboration with English Riviera UNESCO Global Geopark, one of our sister geoparks, Hong Kong UNESCO Global Geopark (HKGP) is involved in a ...

2nd Huangshan Dialogue on UNESCO sites and climate change opens in China

September 19, 2016

The more than 1,800 UNESCO designated sites around the world – World Heritage sites, biosphere reserves and UNESCO Global Geoparks – are impacted by climate change, and can play a significant role in ...

Hong Kong UNESCO Global Geopark launched Student Training Programme on Science Popularization and Geotourism

September 6, 2016

Since its designation, Hong Kong Geopark has established partnerships with academic institutes, research institutes and museums both in Hong Kong and overseas. Making inroads in furthering collabor...

Sister relationship formed between Unzen Volcanic Area UNESCO Global Geopark and Hong Kong UNESCO Global Geopark

August 26, 2016

Recently, a sister relationship was officially formed between Unzen Volcanic Area UNESCO Global Geopark and Hong Kong UNESCO Global Geopark. Since establishing a cooperation agreement...

A new way to view our beautiful world

August 24, 2016

Great technology trends grow quickly. In 2013, Magma UNESCO Global Geopark, alongside technology- and communications agency Doublethink embarked on an ambitious project with support...

Itoigawa Geopark Co-Hosts Geoparks Niigata International Forum

August 4, 2016

Expanding Networks in Eastern Asia from Niigata, Japan The Itoigawa UNESCO Global Geopark, located in the Japanese Prefecture of Niigata, is in close proximity to two Japanese National Geopark...

Muroto UNESCO Global Geopark Deep Sea Expo 2016

August 2, 2016

We call sea deeper than 200 m the “Deep Sea.” Sunlight can hardly reach there and the temperature is around 2-4 ℃. It’s just like being in a refrigerator. This extreme “Deep Sea World” is very close t...

Hong Kong Geopark Hotels launch “Photo Matching Game” on Facebook to Promote Geopark Gourmet

July 8, 2016

Hong Kong UNESCO Global Geopark strives to promote geo-tourism in collaboration with different stakeholders in innovative ways. Geo-tourism is a tourism activity centred on geological heritage, whi...

UW-NJU Geography Field Course Team at Huangshan

June 16, 2016Li Wei, Chen Runze

Recently, over 40 professors and students from the Department of Geography and Environment Management of University of Waterloo(UW), Canada and the School of Geographic and Oceanographic Sciences, Nan...

Wangwushan-Daimeishan Global Geopark and Henan Geological Museum of China Signed Agreement on Establishing Paleontology Scientific Investigation Base

May 19, 2016

On May 12th, Wangwushan-Daimeishan UNESCO Global Geopark Administrative Bureau and Henan Geological Museum signed an agreement on establishing paleontology scientific investigation base. Pu Hanyong, C...

Itoigawa Geopark’s Volcanic Activity and Response

May 16, 2016

Itoigawa UNESCO Global Geopark responds to increased activity of Mt. YakeyamaItoigawa UNESCO Global Geopark is located atop a massive fault line. This location, straddling the border between the Eu...

Geoscience Capacity-Building Programme 2016 Hosted Successfully in Hong Kong

April 29, 2016

The Geoscience Capacity-Building Programme 2016, designed to promote science popularisation in Mainland China and Hong Kong and to develop high-calibre geoscience talent, was successfully hosted in...