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Leye-Fengshan UNESCO Global Geopark Welcomes the UNESCO Evaluators For Evalidation

Sources:    Time:2018-07-24

From July 17th to July 20th, 2018, Leye-Fengshan UNESCO Global Geopark underwent revalidation mission of the UNESCO Global Geopark Expert Group. According to the arrangement of the UNESCO Global Geopark Secretariat, the revalidation expert group consists of the Secretary-General of the Asia-Pacific Global Geopark Network Coordination Committee, geologist Mohd Shafeea Leman and Secretary-General from the European Cave Association, geologist Sigurður Sigursveinnson.

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The revalidation expert group took photos with local ethnic minorities in the geopark

During the three-day inspection, the expert group has successively arrived at Jiangzhou Natural Bridge, 1000mu Walnut Base, Mawangdong (Wanshou Valley) and Visitor Center, Sanmenhai and Visitor Center, Changlongyan Museum, Yunfeng Cave and Passion Fruit Orchard, SRT training base, Jinya PTB, Mengli Natural Bridge, Buliuhe and Visitor Center, Gushi Tea Base, Luomei Lotus Cave, Dashiwei Tiankeng, Meijia Villa, Yachang Orchid Base, Leye No.1 Primary School, inspected the geological and geomorphological features, ecological environment, biodiversity, historical and cultural relics, tourism development projects and scientific research and popularization activities of Leye-Fengshan UNESCO Global Geopark.


     Revalidation Report Meeting



 The expert group listened to the detailed description of the geological heritage


Investigate the walnut planting base

Investigate the biodiversity of the geopark


Visiting the scenic spot tourist center

Interview with local residents (walnut growers)

Interview with local residents (returning farmland to forests and under-forest breeding farmers)


Communicate with informants and inspectors in geopark information station 


                                                  
Investigate the Sanmenhai Skylight Group


                                                            
Inspect the Geopark Information Station


                                               
Investigation on the biodiversity and historical sites of Yunfeng Cave


Professor Leman was very interested in the PTB


Explore Buliuhe Grand Canyon and the Natural Bridge


Experts interact with popular science volunteers

                 Visit the geological heritage monitoring system

                                     Visit the online office


Visit and experience 4D theater



                                                        A group photo in front of the museum


Experts visit the school science information gallery


                                            Experts tool a group photo after watching a popular science drama at school

During the inspection, the expert group had a strong interest in the scientific research, rare and unique geological relics, human history, folk customs and natural ecology of Leye-Fengshan UNESCO Global Geopark, and gave high praise.

Since Leye-Fengshan Global Geopark has been approved by UNESCO to enter the Global Geopark Network in 2010, with the guidance and support the UNESCO Global Geopark Network Executive Board and China Global Geopark Network Office, the geopark has further strengthened the protection, development and construction work. With strict protection, scientific research, development of tourism and wealthy people as the purpose, Leye-Fengshan UNESCO Global Geopark focus on integrating resources, improving functions, enriching content and upgrading tastes; At the same time, in response to the opinions put forward by experts in 2014 revalidation, measures were made one by one, and rectification was carried out item by item. Leye-Fengshan Global Geopark was built into a characteristic geopark and a representative tourism brand in Guangxi province. It has made positive contributions to the effective protection of resources and the better and faster development of the regional economy and society.

In the future, in accordance with UNESCOs relevant regulations and standards for the Global Geopark, Leye-Fengshan UNESCO Global Geopark will continue to strengthen contacts with other geoparks and promote the brand of Leye-Fengshan UNESCO Global Geopark to a new level.

Huang Caibi, member of the Standing Committee of the CPC Baise Municipal Committee, Minister of Publicity Department, and deputy mayor of Baise Municipal People's Government; Zhong Hong, deputy mayor of Hechi City People's Government; Deng Liangde, Director of the Department of Geology and Environment, Department of Land and Resources, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region; Senior Engineer, Leye-Fengshan Global Geopark Specialist Wang Hai; Fang Zhigao, secretary of the CPC Leye County Party Committee, Liao Jincheng, secretary of the CPC Fengshan County Party Committee, Li Rongneng, county magistrate of the People's Government of Leye County, Pan Yuxiang, member of the Standing Committee of the CPC Fengshan County Committee and the deputy county magistrate of the County People's Government; Huang Weixin, member of the Standing Committee of the CPC Leye County Committee, Minister of Propaganda Department and deputy head of the County People's Government; Zhang Yuanhai, researcher of the Institute of Karst Geology, Chinese Academy of Geological Sciences; Jean Potasi, Secretary-General of the French Cave Alliance Office in China, and Lengye-Fengshan Global Geopark Specialist and other relevant leaders and experts accompanied the inspection.


                                                         Group photo