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The Development of Taiwan’s Geoparks

  • Jiun-Chuan LinEmail author
  • Shew-Jiuan Su
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Part of the Geoheritage, Geoparks and Geotourism book series (GGAG)

Abstract

The concept of a geopark network in Taiwan mirrors the development of the international trend for the Global Geoparks Network. Currently exist three Regional Geopark Networks, a European Geoparks Network, an Asian Pacific Geoparks Network and a Latin America and Caribbean Network, all of which demonstrate the function of co-learning. These networking activities contain the organization of conferences, workshops, training courses, field studies, as well as the promotion of sustainable tourism or the production and presentation of local geo-products and, thus, are fulfilling the criteria of and showing the values of each geopark. Through networking, the Taiwan Geoparks Network benefits from the exchange of ideas and experience of the management and governance mechanism of all geoparks.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of GeographyNational Taiwan UniversityTaipeiTaiwan
  2. 2.Department of GeographyNational Taiwan Normal UniversityTaipeiTaiwan

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