Eleven new sites were added to the Global Geoparks Network at the 6th Global Geoparks Conference, held in the Stonehammer Global Geopark, Canada from 18 to 22 September.
Global Geoparks are sites affiliated with UNESCO and which promote their geo-diversity through community-led initiatives to enhance regional sustainable development. They promote awareness of geological hazards and many help local communities prepare disaster mitigation strategies. They celebrate the 4.6 billion years of Earth’s history, and the geo-diversity that has shaped every aspect of our lives and of our societies.
The Global Geoparks network now includes 111 sites in 32 countries.