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About Funding Delegates from Developing Countries to Participate in the 5th APGN Symposium
The 5th Asia Pacific Geoparks Network Symposium will be held from September 19 – 22, 2017 in the Zhijindong Cave UNESCO Global Geopark, China. In order to promote the development of UNESCO Global Geoparks in developing countries, the organizing committee has decided to support 10 delegates from developing countries (preferably 6 from Africa, the rest from other regions) to participate in the Symposium. Successful applicants should meet the following conditions:
(1) They should be engaged in UNESCO Global Geopark …

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Japanese Geoparks Network (JGN) held the final program of the “Capacity development to stimulate networking activities between geoparks in the Asia-Pacific region” Project Report
The final project of the “Capacity development to stimulate networking activities between geoparks in the Asia-Pacific region” Project was held from 9th Dec. to 11th Dec.

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New Update and Call for Papers are posted on http://asiapacificgeoparks.org/?p=786

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The Mt. Apoi UNESCO Global Geopark in Hokkkaido, Japan (designated in 2015) is famous for unique rock ‘peridotite’ which derived from the earth’s mantle.  The perdotites on and around Mt. Apoi are scientifically well known around the world as the Horoman peridotite.
The area has supported exchanges with researchers primarily in geology and ecology since before the geopark designation.  Expanding the wave of exchange and continue supporting with researchers and related universities, a total of 358 researchers and university students from 30 institutions visited Mt. Apoi Geopark for field trip in …

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“GEOPARKS DEVELOPMENT & MANAGEMENT”
with Special Workshop on Geosites Development & Geotourism
Venue: LANGKAWI  UNESCO GLOBAL GEOPARK,
KEDAH, MALAYSIA
Date: 8th -12th May 2017
Background
The concept of Sustainable Development championed by the Global Geoparks Network (GGN) is proven to be one of the most successful models in sustainable regional development. Tailing form the increasing number of Global Geoparks, there is a need to ensure that the true GGN concept of sustainable development is cascaded down to the geopark managers/administrators. This certainly will increase sustainability of a Geopark, but this is a huge task for …