Symposium on the Construction of Geoparks and the Protection of Geoheritage in Western China
The symposium on the construction of geoparks and the protection of geoheritage in western China was held in Chengdu, Sichuan Province, on 31 July – 1 August 2001. It was jointly organised by the China Tourism Earth Science Research Institute and the Sichuan Tourism Earth Science Research Institute. The symposium had 133 attendees, and 65 papers were presented. The main theme of the symposium was the ‘Development and Prospects of China Geoparks’. The Sichuan Tourism Earth Science Research Institute edited and published the proceedings.