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A representative of Hong Kong Global Geopark of China was invited to visit three Japanese geoparks, Choshi Geopark, Izu Geopark and Oki Island Global Geopark, where he shared his insights on the management of Hong Kong Global Geopark with local community and geopark managers from 27 July to 5 August 2015.
The Hong Kong Geopark representative said he was honoured to be invited to work with the Japanese geoparks. “The Asia Pacific Geoparks Network is a valuable platform for different geoparks in the region to exchange knowledge and popularize earth science. …

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With the support of the Asia Pacific Geoparks Network, the Japanese Geoparks Network and the Chinese Geoparks Network, around 70 student ambassadors from three Hong Kong Geopark Schools visited their counterparts in Japan’s Itoigawa Global Geopark, Unzen Volcanic Area Global Geopark and Aso Global Geopark; and Zigong Global Geopark of China on 28 June to 3 July 2015.
During the student-exchange programmes, guided visits to geosites, museums and visitor centres, together with a wide variety of geo-learning and cultural exchange activities, were arranged for the Hong Kong Geopark School student ambassadors.
“The …

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On 10 April, members of Hong Kong Lions Nature Education Foundation who is a significant partner of Hong Kong Global Geopark visited Sakurajima-Kinkowan Geopark in Kagoshima, Japan. Hong Kong Lions Nature Education Foundation enjoyed a tour with explanation of geopark guide at three geo sites and also a geopark activity program named “Digging Foot Spa Activity”.
Digging Foot Spa Activity is one of the geopark activity program which enables to experience a mechanism of geothermal by digging sand beach with shovel and make their own foot spa with hot water heated …

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The First Newsletter is out!
IUCN-WCPA Geoheritage Specialist Group (GSG)
IUCN GSG Newsletter_April_2015

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CONFERENCE  4-7 June 2015, Huanjiang, Guangxi, China
South China Karst (SCK) is a serial world natural heritage site nominated and submitted by Chinese Government to the World Heritage Committee, UNESCO. The Phase I property, inscribed on the World Heritage List on the 31st session of the World Heritage Committee, comprises three internationally acclaimed areas such as Shilin Karst in Yunnan, Libo Karst in Guizhou and Wulong Karst in Chongqing. The additionally nominated sites for the Phase II includes specifically selected areas comprising Guilin Karst in Guangxi, Shibing Karst in Guizhou, …