Some posts on Geopark Development

  1. UNESCO Recognizes Iceland’s Katla Geopark – UNESCO recently added nine geoparks out of 16 applicants to its Global Network of National Geoparks, including Katla Geopark in the region surrounding Mýrdalsjökull glacier in south Iceland, which covers the volcano Katla. The Katla region also includes the infamous Eyjafjallajökull volcano which upset air traffic around the globe when it erupted last year, reports. Read more …source
  2. World’s first desert geopark opens in north China -The world’s first desert geopark opened to the public on Monday in north China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, according to a statement issued by park authorities. The Alxa Desert Geopark Read more …source
  3. Aspiring Geopark: Japan pushes Shimane’s Oki in ‘geopark’ bid -Kyodo – The Japan Geopark Committee has decided to ask the Global Geoparks Network, a UNESCO program, to designate Shimane Prefecture’s Oki area as a global “geopark,” committee Chairman Kazuo Oike said. Read more …source

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