Dictionary of Geotourism

2020 Edition
| Editors: Anze Chen, Young Ng, Erkuang Zhang, Mingzhong Tian

National Geopark Planning and Technical Requirements

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-2538-0_1663

The Ministry of Land and Resources released the Land & Resources Development (2010) No. 89 Document on 12 June 2010. It includes seven chapters that describe the basic principles of planning, references, focus and technical requirements, and scope of application. The technical requirements illustrate the three major tasks of geoparks: protection of geological relics and the natural environment, popularisation of scientific knowledge and promotion of sustainable economic and social development. It also stipulated the basic principles of the preparation of geoparks: conservation priority, scientific planning, utilisation, objectives, characteristics, and their roles in overall planning.

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