In order to understand various geoheritage activities in the world, to strengthen geoheritage-related activities in IUCN WCPA, and to promote the geoheritage and cultural values of the Huanjiang Karst site internationally, IUCN WCPA Geoheritage Specialist Group (GSG), and State Engineering Technology Institute for Karst Desertification Control (SETIKDC) with the cooperative assistance from World Natural Heritage Management Bureau of Huanjiang Maonan Autonomous County and Geographical Society of Guizhou Province will host the 1st International Conference on Geoheritage.
The conference will take place in Huanjiang Maonan Autonomous County, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China, from 4 June to 7 June 2015. The conference comprises 2 presentation and discussion on geoheritages for two days, one day visit to the Huanjiang Karst Site in SCK Phase II, and one day post-conference fieldtrip to the Guilin Karst Site.
This conference is the first international conference, organized by IUCN WCPA GSG, on geoheritage protection, management and sustainable development in protected areas such as world heritage sites, geoparks and other protected areas. It will be a good opportunity to share insights and experiences with colleagues in the area of geological heritage.