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Geopark

Sources:Leye-Fengshan Global Geopark    Time:2014-04-17

      A geopark is a kind of a special natural area with multifunction effects. It has special scientific significance, rare naturalness and high aesthetics. It mainly includes a certain scope and distribution of geological sites and a unique natural area integrating natural and human landscapes. A geological site provides not only the place of sightseeing, tourism, health care and cultural recreation, it is also an important conservation area for geological heritage landscape and ecological environment, as well as a base for scientific research and popular science in geology.

      There are mainly three purposes in establishing a geopark, namely, protecting the geological site, popularizing geological knowledge, developing tourism, and promoting economic development. The geopark is classified into 4 categories: the city (county)-level geopark, the provincial geopark, the national geopark and the global geopark.





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