The Landmark Practice has been commissioned by Wudalianchi National Park, a protected area of north eastern China, to assist with the re-evaluation of its status as a UNESCO Global Geopark.
A Global Geopark is a unified area with geological heritage of international significance and where that heritage is being used to promote the sustainable development of the local communities who live there.
This assignment follows on from work previously undertaken by Landmark in 2009 (click here for more details) in connection with the National Park’s bid to become a World Heritage Site. Landmark had previously worked on a similar contract for the St Lucia World Heritage Committee, to prepare the landscape assessment that informed the successful bid for inscription of the iconic Pitons volcanic plugs as a World Heritage Site (more information).
As well as providing technical assistance during the re-evaluation process, our task for the client will be to critically examine English materials, including progress statements, interpretive signs and a reception guide and video report.
We have included some photographs above by the acclaimed Chinese photographer, Bailin Guo. These demonstrate Wudalianchi’s extraordinairy volcanic landscape. Click here for for images.