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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 …

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As part of our collective endeavours for the ongoing betterment of the APGN, representatives from the Chinese Geoparks Network and the Japanese Geoparks Network participated in “APGN Exchange Week” at the Hong Kong UNESCO Global Geopark (HKUGG) from 14 to 20 December 2016. The exchange programme focused on sharing experience and facilitating mutual learning on the APGN platform.
In the seven-day programme, managers and specialists from Alxa Desert UNESCO Global Geopark, Arxan UNESCO Global Geopark, Aso UNESCO Global Geopark, Itoigawa UNESCO Global Geopark, Oki Islands UNESCO Global Geopark, San’in Kaigan UNESCO …