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Recommended Geopark Guide (R2G)


Hong Kong Geopark opened to the public in 2009. Responding to local and overseas visitors' increasing demand for high quality tour guides and guiding service, Association for Geoconservation, Hong Kong, introduced the Recommended Geopark Guide (R2G) System with Hong Kong Geopark in June 2010. Taking reference from assessment criteria of the International Ecotourism Society and Ecotourism Australia, a set of accreditation criteria, standards and guidelines were formulated for the R2G system. Tour guides are encouraged to upgrade their tour guiding skills and knowledge to superior levels that meet international standards.

What is a Recommended Geopark Guide?

  • Understands the geology, ecology and culture of the geopark
  • Popularises accurate earth science knowledge
  • Introduces the geopark in an understandable way
  • Promotes conservation and sustainable development
  • Improves safety awareness of visiting geopark attractions


  • To ensure quality and continuous improvement of geopark guides
  • To support the conservation of natural resources, geo-relics and cultural heritage
  • To promote science popularisation and the appreciation of cultural heritage of the geopark communities
  • To increase safety awareness among geopark visitors
  • To support the initiatives and sustainable development of the Hong Kong UNESCO Global Geopark





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