The Recommended Geopark Guide System Graphic Supporting Organisation: Hong Kong Geopark
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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 the conservation of the natural environment and the cultural heritage of geopark communities
1.3 Share and convey earth science knowledge
1.4 Promote sustainable development and the concept of global geoparks

2. Codes and requirements of R2Gs

2.1 Protect the geo-diversity and cultural heritage of Hong Kong
2.2 Support and promote the concepts and principles of UNESCO global geoparks
2.3 Popularise the knowledge of earth science and cultural heritage
2.4 Be aware of latest information and requirements from the Global Geoparks Network
2.5 Actively take part in training to continually improve oneself
2.6 Be eager to learn and willing to share your knowledge and experience
2.7 Provide high quality guide service
2.8 Understand and support the R2G system, maintain to the overall image and reputation of R2Gs
2.9 Support reasonable, open and fair charges, and avoid unhealthy competition among R2Gs
2.10 Maintain the R2G team spirit and support each other
2.11 Wear the R2G name badge when providing guide service
2.12 Put the safety of visitors first
2.13 Fill out the log record in the R2G Portal (except for approved R2G tours)
2.14 Follow the rules and regulations of the R2G system
2.15 Maintain close contact with the R2G Secretariat
2.16 Take the "Hong Kong Global Geopark Handbook for Geopark Guides" as a reference guide

3. R2G behaviour warranting a warning or disqualification

3.1 Oppose to the concept, mission and principles of global geopark
3.2 Exhibit unethical behavior
3.3 Exhibit poor personal conduct
3.4 Criminal conviction
3.5 Failure to pass the six-month probation period or the triennial reassessment
3.6 Failure to comply with the R2G codes and requirements (please refer to section 2 above)
3.7 Damaging the reputation of the R2G or the Hong Kong Geopark

Warning or disqualification decisions  are subject to the criteria and discretion of the R2G 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: