Economic impacts of the               designation of                 World Geopark and                World Natural Herita...
Implication of designation of World     Geopark and World Natural HeritageMost people believe that the initiative of setti...
Global Network of National Geoparks (GGN)• assist worldwide local societies to conserve  the integrity and diversity of ab...
Cases 1 - Psiloritis Natural Park , Greece• Traditional craftsmen exist in region of Mt. psiloritis• Park invited European...
Case 2 - Danxiashan Geopark , China• In 2009, thanks to the enhancement of scenic quality,  promotion of local trademark p...
Source: http://www.danxiashan.org.cn/fp/Templates/订单销售增信心,丹霞品牌促发展.html
• In collaboration with Danxiashan travel agents,  local farmers in the region (e.g.塘联村) could  ensure stable retailing ma...
Case 3 – Hong Kong National Geopark (HKNG)• L’hotel Island South made a partnership  arrangement with HKNG to be the first...
• Adhering to the UNESCO objectives, HKNG  promotes local participation• the department collaborate with local  restaurate...
• traditional Hakka dishes at Kat O Village• some new winter’s geo dishes are now also  available at restaurants of Sai Ku...
Evaluation• Though GGN benefits world economy, drawbacks exist• economy bloom       ignorance of people towards  environm...
Evaluation (con’ t)• laws cannot protect some place or heritage which  are in the waiting list• cannot ignore the importan...
Source:• http://www.globalgeopark.org/english/AboutGGN/dc  mt/201010/P020101022558665601621.pdf•• http://www.geopark.gov.h...
The Endthank you and wish you guys have a        meaningful trip !!!
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Group 3 economic impacts of the designation of world geopark and world natural heritage

  1. 1. Economic impacts of the designation of World Geopark and World Natural HeritageGroup 3Members : Cheung Chun Lam Eric Chow Lai Yin Kevin Chow Tsz Wa Tsui Ka Kit Wong Tsz Wai Anthony
  2. 2. Implication of designation of World Geopark and World Natural HeritageMost people believe that the initiative of setting up National Geopark ismerely for conservation of precious geological resourcesYET... GEOPARKS – Promoting Earth Heritage, Sustaining Local Communities Global Network of National Geoparks –a landscape approach for geological heritageconservation, research and sustainable developmentSource: Guidelines and Criteria for National Geoparks seeking UNESCOs assistance to join the Global Geoparks Network (GGN)
  3. 3. Global Network of National Geoparks (GGN)• assist worldwide local societies to conserve the integrity and diversity of abiotic and biotic nature• to ensure equitable and sustainable use of natural resources and to support economic and cultural development of local communitiesTHEREFORE… Geopark designations bring about regional economic growth  help achieve sustainable development of local communities
  4. 4. Cases 1 - Psiloritis Natural Park , Greece• Traditional craftsmen exist in region of Mt. psiloritis• Park invited European artists exchange ideas with local artists and craftsmen• trade marking certain designs-characteristic patterns from the Psiloritis environment and its culture (can be used for decorative or utilitarian ornaments, childrens toys, clothes etc…)stimulate economic activities in the region of the Park
  5. 5. Case 2 - Danxiashan Geopark , China• In 2009, thanks to the enhancement of scenic quality, promotion of local trademark produce, in addition to the open-up of Wuhan-Guangzhou express rail link• Annual visitors to Danxiashan met a record-high of 2millions , bring about Remenbi 0.35 billion revenue
  6. 6. Source: http://www.danxiashan.org.cn/fp/Templates/订单销售增信心,丹霞品牌促发展.html
  7. 7. • In collaboration with Danxiashan travel agents, local farmers in the region (e.g.塘联村) could ensure stable retailing markets for their produce (e.g.塘联村柑桔)• With the fame of Danxiashan Geopark, local farmers can build an international brand name for their produce
  8. 8. Case 3 – Hong Kong National Geopark (HKNG)• L’hotel Island South made a partnership arrangement with HKNG to be the first “Hong Kong National Geopark Hotel”• HKNG serves as a new scenic spot, which attract visitors from worldwide and boost local hotel & tourism industry Chocolate Mousse Mille FeuilleIn-room TV channel Tung Ping Chau
  9. 9. • Adhering to the UNESCO objectives, HKNG promotes local participation• the department collaborate with local restaurateurs’ to create some geological dishes for visitors Some of the supporting restaurants in Sai Kung: Hung Kee Seafood Restaurant Sing Kee Seafood Restaurant Yik Man Restaurant
  10. 10. • traditional Hakka dishes at Kat O Village• some new winter’s geo dishes are now also available at restaurants of Sai Kung Town enhance local economy Crispy Dinosaur Eggs (Deep-fired Traditional Hakka Dishes from Yik Fresh Scallops) from Sing Kee Man
  11. 11. Evaluation• Though GGN benefits world economy, drawbacks exist• economy bloom ignorance of people towards environmental conservation• companies may ignore other aspects because a drop in revenue may be resulted• Economic growth at the expense of potential destruction to Geopark and World Natural Heritages
  12. 12. Evaluation (con’ t)• laws cannot protect some place or heritage which are in the waiting list• cannot ignore the importance of the nature• since our living including economy is related to the development of the nature• Government from different nations has to implement similar laws to protect the balance of the economy and the nature
  13. 13. Source:• http://www.globalgeopark.org/english/AboutGGN/dc mt/201010/P020101022558665601621.pdf•• http://www.geopark.gov.hk/en_geoparkhotel.html•• http://www.globalgeopark.org/english/AboutGGN/Me mberslist/201009/t20100913_764268.htm•• http://www.geopark.gov.hk/b5_geogourmets.html•• http://hgc39245.chinaw3.com/en/index.asp
  14. 14. The Endthank you and wish you guys have a meaningful trip !!!
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