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..
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..
Fabulous to attend the State Geotourism Development meeting on Friday 28 October. This was a great chance to explore the geotourism activities in Western Australia and across Australia. Input was received about the National Geotourism Strategy as well as GSWA’s work on local trails. The John Forrest National Park Geotrail has been listed on TrailsWA..
May 25, 2022UNESCO has announced 8 new global geoparks https://en.unesco.org/global-geoparks/list
A proposed governance model for the adoption of geoparks in Australia is an article based on PhD research findings by Dr Alan briggs. The article was jointly written with Professor Ross Dowling and Emeritus Associate Professor David Newsome. The article addresses the range of possibilities and Local Government Authority options that exist in Australia to..
Geoparks – Learnings from from Australia is an article based on PhD research findings by Dr Alan Briggs. The article was jointly written with Professor Ross Dowling and Emeritus Associate Professor David Newsome. The article adresses the misconceptions that exist in Australia about geoparks. https://www.emerald.com/insight/content/doi/10.1108/JTF-11-2020-0204/full/html