The Recommended Geopark Guide System Graphic Supporting Organisation: Hong Kong Geopark
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Code for Geopark Guides
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Code for Geopark Guides

R2G Regulations

1. Roles of R2Gs

1.1 Role model of other tour guides
1.2 Promote conservation of the natural environment, cultural heritage and the global geoparks concept
1.3 Share and convey earth science knowledge
1.4 Appreciate the cultural heritage of the geopark communities

2. Codes and requirements of R2Gs

2.1 Protect the geo-diversity and cultural heritage of Hong Kong
2.2 Support and promote the principles of UNESCO global geoparks
2.3 Be aware of the requirements, information and updates of the UNESCO Global Geoparks Network
2.4 Popularise earth sciences and knowledge of cultural heritage
2.5 Actively partake in training to enhance guide skills
2.6 Be eager to learn and willing to share your knowledge and experience
2.7 Provide high quality guide services
2.8 Understand and support the R2G system and contribute to the R2G reputation and image
2.9 Charge fees that are reasonable, open and fair, and avoid unhealthy competition
2.10 Maintain R2G team spirit and support each other
2.11 Wear the R2G name badge when providing guide services
2.12 Ensure visitor safety
2.13 Fill out the log record in R2G Portal (except for approved R2G tours)
2.14 Follow the rules of the R2G system
2.15 Keep in close contact with the R2G Secretariat
2.16 Make use of the "Hong Kong Global Geopark Handbook for Geopark Guides" as a reference guide

3. R2G behaviour warranting a warning or disqualification

3.1 Opposition to the concept, mission and principles of national or global geopark
3.2 Exhibiting seriously unethical behavior
3.3 Exhibiting poor personal conduct
3.4 Criminal conviction
3.5 Failure to pass the six month probation period or biennial reassessment
3.6 Not following the R2G code and requirements (please refer to section 2 above)
3.7 Damaging the reputation of the R2G programme and Hong Kong Geopark

The decision as to warning or disqualification  is decided by the Assessment Panel. Candidates with substantial evidence may make an appeal by email to the R2G Secretariat ( 

For any enquiries, please contact the R2G Secretariat (email: