Global Network of National Geoparks

Itoigawa Geopark Uses Logo and Mascot Characters to Promote Awareness of COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) Countermeasures

April 7, 2020

In order to prevent the spread of COVID-19 (novel coronavirus), Itoigawa Geopark is working with local government authorities to raise awareness of important countermeasures local ...

Online geotourism talk for the Hong Kong Recommended Geopark Guides (R2G)

March 23, 2020

Although the COVID-19 pandemic is still rampant, it does not deter our eagerness to learn and experience geotourism. Making use of the communication software, our Association had initiated...

APGN working together to develop a sharing platform

March 17, 2020

With the COVID-19 pandemic affecting the daily lives of people around the globe, Hong Kong UNESCO Global Geopark is collaborating with the Chinese Geoparks Network (CGN) and the Japanese Geoparks Ne...

M’GOUN UNESCO GLOBAL GEOPARK SEMINAR ON ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION FOR COLLEGE AND HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS​

March 9, 2020

A one-day seminar on environmental education for college and high school students was held on 28 February 2020 at the Azilal province in Morocco.The seminar was organised by the Association du Gé...

GGN express solidarity to Chinese Global Geoparks

February 12, 2020

FIGHT AGAINST CORONA VIRUSGGN express solidarity to Chinese Global GeoparksDear colleagues from the Chinese Global Geoparks,At this special moment, when the Chinese people are making heroic efforts to...

New Mobile Friendly Website for Hong Kong UNESCO Global Geopark

January 20, 2020

The Hong Kong Geopark website is welcoming the new year with a new face. After connecting with cyber visitors for nearly 10 years, the geopark website is now being ungraded with a simpler web design...

Fundatory Declaration for the creation of the African UNESCO Global Geopark Network

November 29, 2019

On Friday 22th November 2019, during the 2nd National symposium of Morocco Geological Heritage held in Rabat (Morocco), the official ceremony for the signing of the Fundatory Declaration for the creat...

10th National Geoparks Conference in Japan

November 13, 2019

The 10th National Conference of the Japanese Geoparks Network (JGN) was held from November 2 to 5, 2019 in Oita, Japan. Over 1000 participants gathered from all over Japan mainly from 9 UNESCO Global ...

Experts from the 9th Hutton Symposium on the Origin of Granites and Related Rocks Took Part in the Post-conference Field Trip in Longyan Aspiring Global Geopark

November 5, 2019

During 19-22 October, nine experts from China, Germany, France, Morocco, South Africa and Canada taking part in Post-conference Field Trip-2b of the 9th Hutton Symposium went to Longyan City to ins...

2019 Annual Conference of Geotourism and Geopark & Fujian Longyan Geopark Construction and Tourism Development Seminar was Successfully Held

November 29, 2019

From November 11th to 12th, 2019 Annual Conference of Geotourism and Geopark & Fujian Longyan Geopark Construction and Tourism Development Seminar was successfully held in Longyan. This annual confere...

10th National Geoparks Conference in Japan

November 13, 2019

The 10th National Conference of the Japanese Geoparks Network (JGN) was held from November 2 to 5, 2019 in Oita, Japan. Over 1000 participants gathered from all over Japan mainly from 9 UNESCO Global ...

The 5th International Training Course on UNESCO Global Geoparks Management and Development

November 13, 2019

The 5th International Training Course on UNESCO Global Geoparks Management and Development, which is supported by the UNESCO Global Geoparks Secretariat & UNESCO Beijing Office, the Global Geoparks Ne...

The 5th International Training Course on UNESCO Global Geoparks Management and Development

November 13, 2019

The 5th International Training Course on UNESCO Global Geoparks Management and Development, which is supported by the UNESCO Global Geoparks Secretariat & UNESCO Beijing Office, the Global Geoparks Ne...

1st World Forum on Nature Conservation - China

November 13, 2019

Due to climate change we are facing major challenges regarding nature and biodiversity conservation. While wildlife populations are supposed to be resilient to shocks in their ecosystems, catastrophic...

1st World Forum on Nature Conservation - China

November 13, 2019

Due to climate change we are facing major challenges regarding nature and biodiversity conservation. While wildlife populations are supposed to be resilient to shocks in their ecosystems, catastrophic...

UNESCO Global Geoparks Council examines new applications

October 8, 2019

UNESCO Global Geoparks are single, unified geographical areas where sites and landscapes of international geological significance are managed with a holistic concept of protection, education and susta...

Exchange Weeks for APGN Geopark Schools from Japan and Hong Kong

August 23, 2019

It has been a special summer for 125 students from 5 UNESCO Global Geoparks (UGGps) – Unzen Volcanic Area, Oki Islands, Itoigawa, San’in Kaigan and Hong Kong – as they took part in student-exchange ac...

Hong Kong UNESCO Global Geopark communities attend a field trip to learn about Chinese medicinal plants

June 11, 2019

Hong Kong UNESCO Global Geopark (HKUGGp) partnered with local Chinese medicine practitioners and herbal plant experts from the Hong Kong Chinese Medicine and Herbs Association to lead villagers of geo...

Shennongjia Establishes Golden Snub-nosed Monkey Conservation Foundation

May 5, 2019

On April 26th, 2019, Shennongjia Golden Snub-nosed Monkey Conservation Foundation registered by Shennongjia UNESCO Global Geopark(UGGp) was established. The first donations from enterprises and indivi...

Eleven sites and extensions in Asia, Europe, and South America receive UNESCO Global Geopark Label

April 17, 2019

© Vis Archipelago UNESCO Global Geopark/ Ivo pervanUNESCO’s Executive Board today approved the designation of eight new sites demonstrating the diversity of the planet’s geology as new Geoparks. ...