Yandangshan UNESCO Global Geopark Attends 2016 Annual Conference of Global Geoparks of China

In order to strengthen and promote the construction and management of global geoparks of China, enhance the exchange and cooperation among geoparks, make conclusion of the work in 2015 and make arrangement of the work in 2016, 2016 annual conference of global geoparks of China was held in Zhijindong Cave Global Geopark, Guizhou Province, from 26th April to 27th April. The conference was hosted by Chinese Academy of Geological Sciences, National Geoparks Network Center, Global Geoparks Network Office, the People鈥檚 Government of Zhijin County, the municipal Land and Resources Bureau of Bijie City and Zhijindong Cave Geopark Administrative Bureau. Representatives from 33 global geoparks in China and 4 global geoparks candidates and relevant land and resources departments and famous domestic professionals attended the conference. A representative from Yandangshan UNESCO Global Geopark attended the conference.

With the theme of 鈥淪tepping into a New Era of Global Geoparks鈥, the conference aimed to build a communication platform for participants, and made in-depth discussion and exchanges on the management, protection and development of global geoparks in the new UNESCO environment.

The conference lasted for two days with colorful activities, including academic exchanges, signing ceremony for establishing sister relationship, the opening ceremony of Zhijindong Cave Global Geopark, an exhibition of global geoparks in China, field-trips and experiencing the local culture, etc.

Yandangshan Global Geopark of China

Qinfei Lu

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