The Prospect for Geoparks in Taiwan

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


The assessment of Taiwan geoparks follows the criteria and requirements of UNESCO Global Geoparks. This is underway as the geoparks are now part of the Cultural Heritage Act of Taiwan. All the existing geoparks and aspiring geoparks are now assessed according to the detailed and practical regulations and rules of the Cultural Heritage Act to be re-affirmed. After all the proper assessments and affirmations in accordance with the Cultural Heritage Act at each particular geopark are done, a county geopark or a national geopark status is recognized by the government.


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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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