The UNESCO General Conference decided in 2015 to create a dedicated programme for Geoparks,
much in line with, for example, the World Heritage and Man and Biosphere programmes.
The Geoparks Network first emerged when four geologically interesting areas located in southern Europe wanted to attract more interest in the world’s geological heritage. At present (December 2015), the European Geoparks Network includes 68 Geoparks from 23 countries. More information:Golden GeoPark of Lapland
Kuva: Golden Geopark of Finland