Tianzhushan Attending The 3rd Asia-Pacific Geoparks Network Jeju Symposium
Pubdate:7/3/2015 FridayCategory:Network Communication

Tianzhushan Attends The 3rd Asia-Pacific Geoparks Network Jeju Symposium

The 3rd Asia-Pacific Geoparks Network (APGN) Jeju Symposium was held from September 7 to 13 in the Jeju island Global Geopark, Korea, and attended by 560 delegates from 25 countries. A delegate from Tianzhushan Global Geopark attended the conference.

After deliberation, the delegates affirmed that:

1. The significance of Earth Science has played a critical role to promote geoheritage conservation, geotourism and geopark global initiative.

2. Intimate cooperations among local people, scientists, tourism industries, municipalities, central governments and other stakeholders are indispensable for geoheritage conservation, education, tourism and proper management in geoparks. Therefore, effective sustainable development of our geoparks as well as of our local communities will be remained as a goal.

3. To enhance networking activities within the Global Geoparks families in the Asia-Pacific region, it is encouraged to strengthen the capacity of human resources within the APGN to develop and support various advisory roles, networking programs, research projects of common interest and interrelated human activities within the APGN.

4. The Asia-Pacific Geopark community congratulate the highly successful and rapidly evolving the GGN, that was initiated in 2004 with the support of the Earth Sciences Division of UNESCO, and reached 100 members during the 3rd APGN Jeju Symposium. Global Geoparks are territories with geological heritages of international significance and implement a strategy aiming a holistic territorial heritage management, promotion and sustainable development that are innovative, integrated and respectful of local traditions and desires.

5. Asia-Pacific Geopark community fully endorse current efforts made after the decision of the 36th General Conference of UNESCO to improve cooperation between UNESCO and Global Geoparks through the establishment of a UNESCO Geoparks programme or initiative.



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