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China Danxia

 
Author elsslots
Admin
#1 | Posted: 5 Aug 2010 13:11 
Someone that can think of a Connection for China Danxia?

Author Solivagant
Partaker
#2 | Posted: 5 Aug 2010 14:11 | Edited by: Solivagant 
I have long thought of establishing a new "Connection" for

WHS which are also members of the "Global Geoparks Network"
("A geopark is a geological heritages (sic) scenic spot of special geoscientific significance, rare natural attribute and aesthetically ornamental value and with given scale and distribution scope, which integrates other natural scenes and sights and that of cultural interest into a unique natural area. It is not only a site for travel and sightseeing, vacationing and health recuperation as well as cultural recreation at a relatively high scientific level, but also a key protected area of geological heritages and base for geoscientific research and popularization." - So now you know!!)

http://www.globalgeopark.org/tabid/66/mid/388/english/tabid/59/Default.aspx
Look under "More Information" for a full list of the 66

See also
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Global_Geoparks_Network

Nb. This scheme is "assisted by UNESCO" and is different from "mere" National Geoparks (which may or may not be part of the "Global Network" either because their country hasn't joined the Network or included them if it has) and also from the "European Geoparks Network"!! For this latter grouping see
http://www.europeangeoparks.org/isite/home/1,1,0.asp
Yes it is all very complicated isn't it - and somewhat duplicatory!

One problem with the proposed Connection is that the only ones I can find are ALL in China!!! This is because most countries (see UK for instance) seem to use the Geoparks concept as an alternative to WHS (and the general impression is of less "significant" geological sites than normally get made WHS. But these are the WHS which, as far as I can see are the only ones also on the Global Geoparks Network

Danxia
Mt Taishan
Lushan
S China Karst - Shilin Geopark
Huangshan

Author Solivagant
Partaker
#3 | Posted: 24 Aug 2010 06:58 
Some internal Chinese criticism on the costs of obtaining WHS inscription - and figures for the cost of sites other than Danxia
http://english.cri.cn/6909/2010/08/24/2321s590609.htm

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