Shilin UGGp and Dunhuang UGGp Established Sister Parks Agreements

The Dunhuang UNESCO Global Geopark opening ceremony and 2019 Gansu Provincial Tourism Geoscience and Geopark Academic Annual Meeting, attended by over 200 people from National Forestry and Grassland Administration, Chinese Geopark Network Center, personnel of Chinese Global Geoparks and tourism geoscience experts, was held in Dunhuang City, Gansu Province on May 8, 2019. Management personnel of Shilin UGGp attended the meeting and singed sister parks agreements during the meeting.

Shilin has been inscribed as a Global Geopark in Feb, 2004 and will undergo the 4th revalidation in 2020. As the 33rd UGGp in China, Dunhuang received the UNESCO Global Geopark label in Sep, 2015 and will carry out its first revalidation work next year. Based on equality, mutual benefit and common development, both parks agreed to conduct exchanges and communications in geopark management and construction, geoheritage conservation, geoscience popularization and  education, marketing, personnel training, tourism advent and networking. Sister parks agreement will significantly enhance geopark management and protection and sustainable development and further boost global geopark cause.