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Gallery: 2018 UNESCO Global Geoparks


UNESCO’s Executive Board today gave the UNESCO Global Geopark label to 13 sites demonstrating the diversity of the planet’s geology. These inscriptions were recommended by the UNESCO Global Geoparks Council.

UNESCO Global Geoparks are territories that promote geodiversity through community-led initiatives to enhance regional sustainable development, notably through sustainable tourism. They help monitor and promote awareness of climate change and natural disasters, and many help local communities prepare disaster mitigation strategies.


Famenne-Ardenne UNESCO
Global Geopark, Belgium
Percé UNESCO Global
Geopark, Canada
UGG, China
Huanggang Dabieshan
UGG, China


Beaujolais UNESCO Global
Geopark, France
Ciletuh-Palabuhanratu UGG,
Rinjani Lombok UNESCO
Global Geopark, Indonesia
Izu Peninsula UNESCO Global
Geopark, Japan


Mudeungsan Area
UGG, Republic of Korea
Conca de Tremp
Montsec UGG, Spain
Ngorongoro Lengai
UGG, Tanzania
Satun UNESCO Global
Geopark, Thailand


Cao Bang UNESCO Global
Geopark, Viet Nam