Tianzhushan Global Geopark Attend the 7th International Conference on UNESCO Global Geopark
Pubdate:12/13/2017 WednesdayCategory:Network Communication

Between Sep the 26th -30th, 2016, the 7th International Conference on UNESCO Global Geopark was held at the UNESCO English Riviera Global Geopark. Tianzhushan Global Geopark attended the conference.     The purpose of the conference is to gather 120 representatives of the UNESCO Global Geoparks , scholars, scientists , members of the executives board and government from all over the world to discuss the geological relics protection, sustainable economic development, scientific research and community management. The conference included theme exhibition, “Keep in good health with a positive way” theme at the venue meeting and global geopark best participants case study. Tianzhushan representative Xie Yihan made the theme speech of “Tianzhushan Global Geopark fossil protection strategy” and debated with present experts, caused widespread interest.     During the meeting, the GGN executive board meeting and all the members of the general assembly were also held to debate and approve the GGN Association report, GGN regulations and code of ethics, 2016-2020 strategic  planning and membership dues standard in 2017. Chen Xiaoning, deputy director of the Ministry of Land and Resources in Geological Environment Department of China Government, was honored as the honorary member of the network.     Tianzhushan representatives made positive exchange and communication with other representatives from all over the world, especially with the representative from sister park Naturejo Global Geopark, Portugal to share their experience in administration and protection of geological park and look forward to further exchange and cooperation. GGN, as an international partnership supported by the UNESCO, was established in 2004 as a volunteer network service for a decade (2004-2014) to support the coordination and spread the concept of global geopark around the world. GGN has formed geological park operation and management model of best practices and made quality standards for geological relic protection according to the regional sustainable development strategy. Now there are 120group members (world geological parks), including 33 from China, and 19 individual members. 700 delegates from all over the world have attended the meeting.

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