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Geo-hazards and Geo-tourism as Stimulators for Geoparks

  • Jiun-Chuan LinEmail author
  • Shew-Jiuan Su
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Part of the Geoheritage, Geoparks and Geotourism book series (GGAG)

Abstract

Taiwan’s geology and geography demonstrate its critical environmental sensitivity and vulnerability. Out of the core values of geoparks, landscape conservation, environmental education, eco-tourism and local engagement, the previous chapter has introduced how environmental education is particularly vital for the society at large and for the local geopark communities.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of GeographyNational Taiwan UniversityTaipeiTaiwan
  2. 2.Department of GeographyNational Taiwan Normal UniversityTaipeiTaiwan

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