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San’in Kaigan Geopark undertook “San’in Kaigan Geopark x Fortune Cookie in Love” Project to introduce our huge geopark by video on YouTube. You can see about 265 wonderful performers including mascots, geopark guides, local residents, geopark-related officers, researchers, visitors and tourism facilities in about 4-minute video, dancing against the background of geosites in the San’in Kaigan Geopark along “Koi Suru Fortune Cookie (Fortune Cookie in Love)”-by J-pop’s most popular girl group AKB48.
 
We hope you enjoy San’in Kaigan Geopark on YouTube!

URL| http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q5xvLKIHCNY
 

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On 1 June 2014, Dr. Marie. L. Frey, from the Global Geoparks Network Bureau, visited Hong Kong Global Geopark of China, for the third stop of the Asia Pacific Geoparks Network (APGN) Workshop for Geopark Managers, themed “Learning Together with GGN Partners” .
Dr. Frey and representatives of Hong Kong Global Geopark took a boat trip to the Ninepin Group Geo-area to experience the geo-wonders. Also arranged on the same day were a sharing session with Sai Kung District Council and a capacity building session for Sai Kung District Community Centre …

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On 26 May 2014, representative of Hong Kong Global Geopark was invited to visit Aso Geopark of the Japanese Geoparks Network and delivered a seminar titled “How to strengthen the work of a Geopark-examples from the Global Geopark” in Aso city. During the seminar, the Hong Kong Geopark representative shared Hong Kong Geopark’s experience in management, networking and science popularization with communities, local enterprises and managers of Aso Geopark.
 
To reinforce the collaboration between Hong Kong Geopark and Aso Geopark, a meeting was also held with Mr. Yoshioki Sato, the chair …

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Knowledge Sharing Workshop for Geopark Managers “Learning together with GGN Partners”
To meet the needs of the geopark managers within the region, a series of workshops on geopark planning, management and science-popularisation activities is being organized. These workshops would provide insights into geopark operations from the perspective of the Global Geoparks Network and benefit members of the Asian Pacific Geoparks Network in the advancement of the geopark concept through further co-operation in areas such as planning, management and science-popularisation.

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Sustainable Resource Development
24-26 June 2014
Grand Dragon Hotel, Leh, Ladakh, India
Call for Papers – Deadline 31st January 2014
To explore relevant geoscience research and identify lessons for sustainable resource development in the Himalaya and more widely, the Geological Society and the Institute of Energy Research and Training, University of Jammu in collaboration withother local partner organisations, is holding a three-day conference in the region of Ladakh, in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir – an area which both the state and national governments wish to establish as an exemplar of sustainable …