Hong Kong Geopark representative visits Japan’s Aso Geopark

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.

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To reinforce the collaboration between Hong Kong Geopark and Aso Geopark, a meeting was also held with Mr. Yoshioki Sato, the chair of the aspiring Global Geopark in Aso city hall. Topics included sustainable development in geoparks, and the growing opportunities and challenges for geopark managers in the Asia Pacific region.

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