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On July 27th and 28th, 2016, Itoigawa Global Geopark will host the Geoparks Niigata International Forum in Niigata City, Japan.

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Venue: Auditorium Complex, LADA, Langkawi
Date: 2 – 5 November 2015

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Nine new sites added to Global Geoparks Network

Reykjanes (Iceland)

© UNESCO/Reykjanes Geopark Olgeir Andrusson

Nine new sites were added to the UNESCO-supported Global Geoparks Network during the 4th Asia-Pacific Geoparks Network Symposium that took place in the San’in Kaigan Geopark, Japan, from 15 to 20 September.
Global Geoparks are territories, which promote their geo-diversity through community-led initiatives to enhance regional sustainable development. They promote awareness of geological hazards and many help local communities prepare disaster mitigation strategies. They celebrate the 4.6-billion-year history of our Planet and the geo-diversity that has shaped every …

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Based on following up from the Langkawi, Hanoi, and Jeju Declarations, the 4th Asian-Pacific Geoparks Network San’in Kaigan Symposium was held from September 17 to 19, 2015 in the San’in Kaigan Global Geopark, Japan, and attended by 618 delegates from 22 countries.