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Geopark FAQ - pdf

Information on Global Geoparks Network, published by UNESCO (Jan 2014) – (cached copy)

Current members of the Global Network of National Geoparks assisted by UNESCO Members – 111 National Geoparks. See list

Detailed information documents on criteria for the establishment of a Geopark (amended during 4th International Geoparks Conference, in Langkawi, Malaysia, April 2010). For Membership in the Global Geoparks Network, download:

Application Guidelines and Self-Evaluation Form

-GGN Evaluation(Revalidation) Report Model – (cache copy)

Related Books and Articles:

Cheryl Jones. 2008. History of geoparks (in The history of geoconservation). Geological Society Special Publications. 2008, 300 273-277 – abstract

Norzaini Azman, Sharina Abdul Halim, Ong Puay Liu, Salsela Saidin, Ibrahim Komoo. 2010. Public Education in Heritage Conservation for Geopark Community Procedia – Social and Behavioral Sciences, Volume 7, 2010, Pages 504-511 – abstract

Farsani, N. T., Coelho, C. and Costa, C. 2011. Geotourism and geoparks as novel strategies for socio-economic development in rural areas. International Journal of Tourism Research, 13: 68–81. doi: 10.1002/jtr.800 – abstract

Susan Turner. 2006. Promoting UNESCO Global Geoparks for sustainable development in the Australian-Pacific region. Alcheringa: An Australasian Journal of Palaeontology, Volume 30, Issue S1 2006 , 351 – 365 – abstract

Mojca Kavcic & Martina Peljhan. 2010. Geological Heritage as an Integral Part of Natural Heritage Conservation Through Its Sustainable Use in the Idrija Region (Slovenia). Geoheritage. Volume 2, Numbers 3-4, 137-154, DOI: 10.1007/s12371-010-0018-5 – abstract

Komoo, I. & Patzak, M. 2008. Global Geoparks Network: An Integrated Approach for Heritage Conservation and Sustainable Use. In Mohd Shafeea Leman, Reedman, A. & Chen Shick Pei (eds.) Geoheritage of East and Southeast Asia. LESTARI UKM & CCOP Publication, Bangi, 3-13. – pdf copy

Geoheritage of East and Southeast Asia. 2008. Mohd Shafeea Leman, Reedman, A. & Chen Shick Pei (eds.). LESTARI UKM & CCOP Publication, Bangi, 3-13. – table of contentfull pdf copy [cached copy]

Farsani, N. T., Coelho, C. and Costa, C. (2011), Geotourism and geoparks as novel strategies for socio-economic development in rural areas. International Journal of Tourism Research, 13: 68–81. doi: 10.1002/jtr.800 – abstract

Partin, C., Robinson, S. and Meade, B. (2006), Geological Heritage in Chinese Parks: Balancing Protection and Development. Focus on Geography, 49: 10–16. doi: 10.1111/j.1949-8535.2006.tb00168.x – abstract

 
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