The International Conference on Landscape and Sustainable Development

  • 2018-12-01
  • Digital Ruling

International Conference on Landscape Conservation and Sustainable Development
April 18-23, 2019
Taipei, Taiwan
The purpose of this international conference on Landscape Conservation and Sustainable Development is to promote conservation for a sustainable human environmental future through geoparks, national parks, nature reserves, and local initiatives for sustainable projects, etc. In the rapid changing global environment, the local, regional, national and transnational endeavors are needed to ensure good and sustainable results.
Local endeavors are critical for a good practice for sustainable societal and environmental future. This is particularly true and significant in a world of diversity and in an era of uncertainty today. As well important is endeavors from a macro- and structural perspective. For instance, the UNESCO Global Geoparks, Satoyama initiative, and IUCN WCPA Green List are cases demonstrating endeavors of a macro- and transnational scope for sustainability. Regardless of the scale and scope of the environmental concerns, networking and sharing good practices are critical elements for success.
In the ecologically, economically, and politically intertwined global environment, the success of a good practice for conservation and sustainable development will not only benefit the site itself. Through networking and sharing, the significance of good practice will be magnified immensely. We are therefore inviting you to join us for the conference to share your research results and experience to shed lights for our common future.
This conference invites researchers, academics, communities, government authorities and other interested individuals/groups to participate. It will offer not only an opportunity to exchange ideas and learn from one another, but also a chance to visit various geoparks, national parks or national scenic area of Taiwan to gain insights from their managerial and governing practices. Four post-conference field trips will be made available for you to choose from.
Through the various environmental conservation and geopark promotion of Taiwan, we understand and appreciate the dynamic and multifaceted nature of any endeavors and researches that are relevant to a sustainable societal and environmental future. Thus, the following sub-themes and associated topics are included, but not limited to, in this conference:
- Scientific knowledge production for conservation and sustainable development
- How can some of the UN sustainable development goals (SDG) be achieved through landscape conservation and geoparks?
- How can scientific knowledge be transmitted into conservation practices?
- How policy works to achieve conservation goals?
- How can geo-hazards be mitigated?
- How can geo-diversity be recognized and protected?
- How can geo-interpreters and geo-ambassadors be trained and supported?
- How can geo-tourism contain mutually reinforced cultural and natural aspects?
- How can local geo-products be endorsed and encouraged?
- How can community engagement for conservation be sustainable?
- How community organization or engagement can be effective for conservation?
- Others
For each submitted paper abstract, one submission form should be filled out. Please include all authors’ names in the form. The submission form, including the paper abstract with no more than 250 words, should be submitted by November 30, 2018.
The abstract submission must contain the title of the paper, name(s) and contact(s) of the author(s), affiliation(s), 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 (
A peer review process will take place during December 1-15, 2019. The final report for accepted paper abstracts will be announced and posted before January 1, 2019. Full papers for each individual abstract submission are due by February 28, 2019.
For authors who contribute full paper(s) timely to be considered for publishing a geopark book volume, a waiver of the registration fee and field trip cost will be made available to one author for each paper.
Day 1  April 18, 2019  Arrival and Registration (17:00 ~ 18:30) at the Howard International House 
Day 2  April 19, 2019  Opening ceremony and conference sessions at International Conference Hall, NTU
Day 3  April 20, 2019  Conference sessions and geopark fair at Yehliu Geopark
Day 4  April 21, 2019  Post conference field trips start from this day and last for various days according to the trip option
Post-Conference field trip
There will be four field trip options for you to choose from. They are the following
(i) one-day tour of the north-eastern rocky coast of Taiwan (for April 21)
(ii) two-day tour of eastern Taiwan for its coastal and tribal cultures (for April 21-22)
(iii) two-day tour of Kinmen island (Kinmen National Park) (April 21-22)
Booking your hotel rooms
Participants could book accommodation in Taipei at their own choice or through the local organizer to stay at the Howard International House. For more information about the Howard International House, please visit the web site:
4/18 The Howard International House
Address: No.30, Sec. 3, Sinsheng S. Rd., Da’an Dist., Taipei City
Tel: +886 2 77122323

(i) North-easterm rocky coast: The Howard International House
(ii) Eastern Taiwan: Hualien Zhaofeng Farm
Address: 975 No. 20, Yun-Fu St. Fenglin Township, Hualien County
(iii) Kinmen island: Shuidao Getou Guest house
Address: No. 40-41, Qianshuitou, Jincheng Township, Jinmen County, Taiwan
Tel: 082-322389
4/22: The Howard International House
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 flights from major international airports to arrive at Taiwan is Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport (TPE). For those of you from Japan (Tokyo International Airport – Haneda), and some cities of China, Taipei International Airport (TSA) may be your port of arrival. 
  • From Taoyuan Airport take MRT Taoyuan Airport to Taipei Main Station (line) – take the red line to Chiang Kai Shek and transfer to green line to Taipower Building station – walk 800m to Howard Civil Service International House.
  • From Taipei International Airport take the brown line to Nanjing Fuxing and transfer to the green line to the Taipower Building station - walk 800m to Howard Civil Service International House.