UNESCO Revaluate Yandangshan

The revaluation work in Yandangshan Global Geopark by UNESCO was successfully finished on August 9. In the four-day revaluation, the experts, Professor Patricio Melo and Professor Shafeea Leman deepened into the three sub-parks and the geopark museum and other places to assess evaluate. They got a detailed understanding of geopark鈥檚 infrastructure construction, activities to popularize scientific knowledge and scientific study, the sustainable development of the local economy in the four years and the implementation of eight correction proposals, which were put forward by last round (2013) revaluation experts through listening to reports on the revaluation report meeting, looking up archives and in-depth exchanges of views. During the period, the revaluation experts also experienced the local folk custom of Kunqu Opera, Grand drum and so on.

In the feedback meeting of revaluation, according to the related revaluation requirements, two experts recognized a lot of work made by Yandangshan Global Geopark. They gave high evaluation and affirmation to their jobs, including eight correction proposals put forward by last round revaluation experts, protection of geoheritages, science popularization, foreign exchange, museum science activities, and upgrading, promoting the sustainable development of local economy. At the same time, in view of the existing problems in the study and the future development of geopark, they put forward valuable suggestions and advice.

The management team of Yandangshan Global Geopark said that they would carefully summarize the suggestions and advice put forward by experts in the next stage. Combined with the geopark鈥檚 development concept, they would formulate rectification plan one by one, and implement corrective measures to solve the existing problems. They would improve the weak link to maximize the comprehensive strength of the geopark. Besides, they hoped that all the experts and leaders would continue to care for and support the development and construction of the geopark, and write a more brilliant future for Yandangshan Global Geopark hand in hand.

By Lu Qinfei

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