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Wind farm proposal a risk to geopark, says group

Sunday, 25 September, 2011, 12:00am

Geopark added to the global list

Hong Kong's eastern countryside has been added to the Unesco-sponsored global geopark list.

The designation was made by the Bureau of the Global Geopark Network after a three-day conference in Norway. A total of 10 sites were chosen out of 16 applications from around the world this year.

19 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Landlord told to stop work at Sai Wan beach

The government has ordered a landlord to stop all work on a beach site inside the protected Hong Kong Geopark.

Officials said they had found signs of unauthorised excavation at the private site on Tai Long Sai Wan beach.

8 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

Training stepped up to get it right at geopark

An accreditation system for geopark guides has been set up to raise standards after some tour guides gave wrong information.

Young Ng Chun-yeong, chairman of the Association for Geoconservation, said tour guides working for some local travel agencies were often laymen and their performance in the field was unsatisfactory.

3 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

New national geopark is for more than amusement, experts say

Hongkongers should learn to conserve and appreciate the city's newly opened national geopark instead of expecting it to be another amusement park, geologists say.

Conservation must come before tourism, said the chairman of the Association for Geoconservation, Young Ng Chun-yeong, regarding suggestions on building a luxury spa centre in the Hong Kong National Geopark.

9 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

Slice of city named national geopark

A 49-square-kilometre tract of some of Kong Kong's most rugged land and seascapes has been designated China's 183rd national geopark in a move that officials hope will boost tourism and lead to World Heritage status as early as next year.

4 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

HK stands great chance of world 'geopark' status, academic says

Hong Kong stands an excellent chance of being recognised as a world 'geopark', but the community seems unaware of the city's tremendous natural resources potential, a leading geotourism academic said.

12 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

Restrictions on access to some geosites proposed

Access may be restricted to some sites in the planned new geopark stretching across the eastern New Territories.

For reasons of safety and protection of sensitive areas, the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department says it may require visitors to get permission before visiting some of the geological features that will be showcased in the park.

20 Jun 2009 - 12:00am

Mainland scientist lauds HK geopark project

Hong Kong should have no problem becoming a national geopark, but it should be modelled on European rather than mainland examples to avoid inappropriate additions, a mainland geologist said.

26 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

Plans for geological park revealed

The first museum showcasing part of Hong Kong's geological history will be located at Sai Kung's Lions Nature Education Centre, sources close to the government say.

17 Oct 2008 - 12:00am