2023 International conservation conference

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2023 International conservation conference
Protected Areas and National Parks , Geoparks and Geotourism, Marine Resources , Geomorphological processes and Geological Hazards

October 3-6, 2023
Taipei, Taiwan

Organized and Hosted
National Taiwan University
National Taiwan Normal University
National Donghwa University
Taiwan Geoparks Association
National Parks Association of Taiwan
Future Earth Coasts - SE Regional Engagement Partner
The Geography Society of China Located in Taipei



  The purpose of this International conservation conference is to promote conservation and management for a resilient future earth through a wide range of both bottom-up mechanism and top-down processes. The UNs consists of various global institutes that initiate and promote issues of protecting the global environment and benefiting all human societies as a whole. However, the implementation of important programmes cannot be effectively sustained solely by the UNs and its subsidiaries. Both regional and national endeavours are required to ensure good results. Furthermore, local endeavours are an authentic drive for good practices of geopark and protected area. This is particularly true and significant in a world of diversity and in an era of uncertainty today.

 For IUCN-WCPA and UNESCO Global Geoparks, networking and sharing good practices for protected areas and geoparks are critical elements for sustainable development. As the IUCN practices are been carefully and selectively followed by the National Parks and Nature Reserves of Taiwan, to localize practices for a better fit is one issue of significance. By cooperating among neighbouring countries or East Asian countries and learning from one another, we will all contribute to a sustainable global environment. Taiwan, as an island state, has 10 geoparks, all with uniquely individual characteristics. The concept of geopark is a multi-disciplinary and bottom-up civilian model. Geoparks are dynamic responses to a wide range of issues and policies; each geopark’s mode of governance is related to its local societal, cultural, economic, geological and geographical setting. Therefore, local involvement and a locally devised management plan is critical in ensuring an effective response to local issues.

Focusing on the experience of IUCN-WCPA and all geoparks around the world, some issues and questions could be considered for a better and sustainable tomorrow:
  • How to enhance geo-conservation?
  • How to cherish geo-heritages?
  • How to mitigate geo-harzards?
  • How to identify, recognize and protect geo-diversity?
  • How to sustain local engagement and community involvement?
 In today’s environmentally and politically intertwined global societies, the success of a Future Earth Coasts/Ocean projects’ practice will not only benefit itself. Through networking and sharing, their benefits could be diffused and magnified tremendously. Therefore, you are invited to join us for this special conference to share your research results and experiences, and to shed lights for our common future.
 We invite researchers, academics, communities, government authorities, non-government organizations, non-profit organizations and all other interest groups to participate in this conference. This event will offer not only an opportunity to exchange ideas and learn from one another, but also a chance to visit various geoparks of Taiwan to gain insights from the local practices. A post-conference field trip will be arranged for Penghu Marine geopark, where the geopark’s natural features, socio-cultural activities and handicrafts await your visit, and local geo-products for you to taste.
Abstracts and Papers
 For each submitted paper abstract, one submission form should be filled out. Please include all authors’ names in the form. The submission form, along with a paper abstract of no more than 250 words, should be submitted by July 30, 2023.
 A peer review process will take place before the report of paper abstract acceptance will be announced by August 20, 2023. Full papers for each individual abstract submission are due by August 31, 2023. For authors who contribute full paper(s) timely and being accepted for publishing, each paper will be waived the registration fee and field trip cost for one author.

 The abstract must
contain the title of the paper, name and contact of the author(s), affiliation, and abstract text. It is suggested to be typed with single spaced Times New Roman (Font Size 12).
 Abstracts should be submitted as an email attachment to Professor Wen-Cheng Wang (2023futurecoast@gmail.com).

  1. Protected Areas and National Parks - its challenge, opportunity and management
  2. Geoparks and Geotourism - Geo-education, Geo-tourism, and stewardship for sustainable geoparks
  3. Marine Resources and Geological Hazards - issues and solution
Preliminary Programme
Day 1 2nd October, 2023 Arrival, Registration & Dinner (18:00 ~ 20:00)
Day 2 3rd October, 2023 Opening & conference at International Conference Hall, NTU (parallel oral presentation sessions)
Day 3 4th October, 2023 The 24th Taiwan Geoparks Network Conference (parallel oral presentation sessions)

Round Table Discussion: Strategy for Protected Area

Option for foreign guests: A field trip to North Coast Scenic Area, Yehliu Geopark and Hoping Island Geopark
Day 4 5th October, 2023 Field trip to Penghu Marine Geopark
Day 5 6th October, 2023 Field trip in Penghu National Scenic Area and Penghu Marine Geopark
Back to Taipei in the early evening
End of the Conference
  1. Registration: USD 150 (for early bird payment before 31 August), which includes fees for the followings:
  •  Meals, refreshments, banquets and social events on 3, 4 October
  •  Conference volume
  •  Early bird payments should be made before 31 August 2023 by credit card. After the date, please add USD 100.
  1. Field trip on 5, 6 October: USD 300, which includes fees for the followings:
  •  Transportation and meals: Domestic flight to Penghu, boat and bus tour, and accommodation in Penghu.
 All participants who book accommodation in Taipei through the local organizer will stay at the Howard Civil Service International House. For more information about the hotel, please visit the web site: https://www.howard-hotels.com.tw/en_US/HotelBusiness/96
The rate for a single room is USD 70 and a twin/ double room is USD 120 per night, each including breakfast.

Participants are urged to arrange their travel plan ahead of time. Please check whether there is a requirement for VISA to visit Taiwan from your country. The major international airport of Taiwan is Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport (TPE). For those from Japan (Tokyo International Airport – Haneda), Korea (Gimpo International Airport) or some cities of China, Taipei International Airport (TSA) may be your port of arrival.