Members of the Global Geoparks Network
The UNESCO -assisted Global Geoparks Network (GGN) was established in 1998 to conserve earth’s geological heritage, as well as to promote the sustainable research and development by the concerned communities. The GGN membership is formed by national geological parks, or geoparks—local areas focused on the protection of geological features and heritage.
The first batch of members to the GGN were announced during the first International Conference on Geoparks in 2004. By late September 2011, 87 geoparks from 27 countries had officially become part of the GGN family.
List by country/territory
Former members of the GGN
Whilst the length of the list has grown year on year, some members drop out from time to time, either by choice or by failing the network's revalidation procedures.
^ A. Names and spellings used for the elements were based on the official List as published.
- "UNESCO Division of Ecological and Earth Sciences". UNESCO. Retrieved 2009-09-10.
- UNESCO Media Services 19 September 2011
- UN News Centre, 21 September 2012
- Lochaber loses Unesco geopark status, BBC News, 17 November 2011
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