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


Bali Subak system: Batur Global Geopark (2012)
Dolomites: Adamello Brenta
Gochang, Hwasun, and Ganghwa Dolmen: Mudeungsan Area (2018) includes the Hwasun Dolmen Site.
Heritage of Mercury: 2013 - Idrija Global Geopark
Jeju: 2010
Messel Pit: Bergstrasse-Odenwald
Mogao Caves: Dunhuang (2015): "The Geopark also encompasses the Mogao Caves,.."
Mount Sanqingshan: Sanqingshan Global Geopark (2012)
Ngorongoro: Ngorongoro Lengai UNESCO Global Geopark (2018)
Pico Island: 2013 - Azores Global Geopark
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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