The Nannup Geopark Proposal has been granted $98,035 under the Native Forestry Transition, Community Small Grant Fund (CSGF). The CSGF is part of the Government’s Native Forestry Transition Plan to support affected workers, businesses and regional communities through the transition from commercial logging of our native forests. “This is an amazing boost to our..
On Thursday 25 May 2023 UNESCO declared a further 18 new UNESCO Global Geoparks endorsed. This was excellent news with such a boost to global geoparks. This marks 195 the number of Gloabl Geoparks across 48 countries. This is really putting UNESCO Global Geoparks “on the map” for geotourists. Professor Ross Dowling AO, Chair of..
Since 1829 with the establishment of the Swan River Colony and the time of European arrival to West Australia’s shores there has been a period of major change including rapid population growth and development. Early settlement was initially guided by geology and the ability to grow crops. The soils closer to alluvial river sources were..
Aknowldegment of Traditional Owners The Aboriginal people of Bindjareb country within the Noongar region of the Southwest of Western Australia have a culture and connection to this land that spans up to 50,000 thousand years or more. This represents the longest continuing culture on Earth. We respect the culture and knowledge of the Bindjareb people..
The South-West of Western Australia has faced such isolation that plants and animals have been able to evolve to their distinctive environments, leading to extremely high rates of endemic species. This region is a part of the Global Biodiversity Hot Spot of the South West botanical province. This region supports an estimated 5,700 taxa of..
The Binjareb-Peel Geodirve Trail is situated on the West Coast of Australia on the Swan Coastal Plain, between the Indian Ocean and ancient pieces of the Earth’s crust, called the Yilgarn Craton to the East. The landscape of this region has been shaped by recent dynamic geological processes, but it has also been influenced by..
Fabulous to have the support of the Peel Development Commission in Mandurah for the Binjareb-Peel geotrail which is under development. Check this link to the document: https://www.peel.wa.gov.au/wp-content/uploads/2022/12/Peel-Issue-Dec2022-LR.pdf
How timely that these two authors have published a review of how Germany manages its UNESCO and Natiopanl Geoparks. Check this link out: Citation: Megerle, H.E.; Ellger, C.Germany’s UNESCO GlobalGeoparks and National GeoParks:Experiences from a Two-Tier System.Land 2023, 12, 108. https://doi.org/10.3390/land12010108
Looks like we have found another champion for our great rocks with this valuable review. Check this out: https://www.abc.net.au/news/science/2023-01-02/big-australian-rock-trip-uluru-mt-augustus/101699888
Professor Ross Dowling AM was asked to present to the ATEC in 2022 and made a 30 minute presentation on Suggestions for Developing Geotourism and Geoparks in Algeria as the Opening Keynote Speaker for the Conference. During Professor Dowling’s talk he suggested that the Algerian geopark representatives apply for the current UNESCO Grants to support..