Global Geoparks

The Global Geoparks Network (GGN) is a UNESCO programme established in 1998. Managed under the body's Ecological and Earth Sciences Division, the GGN seeks the promotion and conservation of the planet's geological heritage, as well as encourages the sustainable research and development by the concerned communities.

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Connected Sites

Site Rationale Link
Bali Subak system Batur Global Geopark (2012)
China Danxia Danxiashan UNESCO Global Geopark, Longhushan UNESCO Global Geopark
Cilento and Vallo di Diano 2010
Dolomites Adamello Brenta
Getbol, Korean Tidal Flat Jeonbuk West Coast UNESCO Global Geopark
Gochang, Hwasun, and Ganghwa Dolmen Mudeungsan Area (2018) includes the Hwasun Dolmen Site.
Gochang, Hwasun, and Ganghwa Dolmen Jeonbuk West Coast UNESCO Global Geopark
Heritage of Mercury 2013 - Idrija Global Geopark
Heritage of Mercury Calatrava Volcanoes. Ciudad Real (2024)
Hubei Shennongjia
Jeju 2010
Kinabalu Park Kinabalu UNESCO Global Geopark
Lushan National Park
Messel Pit Bergstrasse-Odenwald
Meteora Meteora Pyli (2024)
Mogao Caves Dunhuang (2015): "The Geopark also encompasses the Mogao Caves,.."
Mount Sanqingshan Sanqingshan Global Geopark (2012)
Mount Taishan
Ngorongoro Ngorongoro Lengai UNESCO Global Geopark (2018)
Painted Churches in the Troƶdos Region Troodos (2015)
Pico Island 2013 - Azores Global Geopark
Rammelsberg and Goslar Harz
Routes of Santiago de Compostela in France Rocamadour lies in Causses du Quercy Global Geopark (2017)
Sacri Monti of Piedmont and Lombardy 2013 - Sesia - Val Grande Global Geopark (includes the three sacred sites of Sacro monte in Domodossola, Sacre Monte of Varallo and Sanctuary of Ghiffa)
South China Karst Shilin Geopark
Wulingyuan Zhangjiajie National Forest Park was listed as a UNESCO Global Geopark in 2004


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