The Xiangxi Global Geopark attended the Digital 9th International Conference on UNESCO Global Geoparks
On December 14,2021,the opening ceremony of the Digital 9th International Conference on UNESCO Global Geoparks was held in Jeju Island UNESCO Global Geopark, Republic of Korea, the Xiangxi Global Geopark attended it online.
The Conference Poster
Influenced by the pandemic,the conference,which will last for 9 days, was postponed from September 2020 to now,and changed from offline to online. The theme of the conference is Fun Geopark. During the conference,the Youth Forum, Oral Sessions,Virtual Exhibition and Trip will be held. As a new member of the GGN, the Xiangxi Global Geopark actively took part in the Oral Sessions and Virtual Exhibition.At the site of the Oral Sessions,the representative from the Xiangxi Global Geopark introduced the situation of geotourism development in the geopark under the influence of the pandemic and promoted the tourism resources around the geopark,such as Aizhai-Shibadong-Dehang Grand Canyon,Red Stone Forest, Furong Town, Laosicheng, Liye Town,etc. With the theme of Ecology, the Xiangxi Global Geopark used electronic posters and promotional videos to show the rich geoheritages and colorful ethnic cultures of Xiangxi to the world at the Virtual Exhibition. The Xiangxi Global Geopark will also attended the First Global Geopark Network Film Festival with the micro-film“GSSP”.
The management staff of the Xiangxi Global Geopark attended the online conference
As the highest level meeting of the GGN, the International Conference on UNESCO Global Geoparks, which is held biennially, has been formerly held in China,Britain and Italy, providing a platform for global geoparks to communicate,promote and develop, it also helps each geopark display their construction achievements and improve their international visibility.
The representative from the Xiangxi Global Geopark made a speech
The virtual exhibition hall of the Xiangxi Global Geopark
The poster of the Xiangxi Global Geopark