UNESCO Criteria

UNESCO has established the following criteria for a Geopark to gain membership in its network:

  1. A discrete area with defined borders.
  2. A viable management plan which promotes community and economic development.
  3. A method or plan of action for preserving and enhancing the geological heritage, as well as providing education in the geosciences and related natural sciences.
  4. Proposals for communal action put forward to local authorities, community members, private entities and organizations, demonstrating good practices in maintaining world heritage and incorporating the principles of sustainable development. 

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