UNESCO Geoparks worldwide

The UNESCO Global Geopark Swabian Alb has been part of the international network of UNESCO Global Geoparks since 2015. These are recognized by UNESCO as unique landscapes, such as Ngorongoro Lengai (Tanzania), Araripe (Brazil) or Langkawi (Malaysia). They represent places that are important for understanding the Earth's history.

The current 195 UNESCO Global Geoparks work together to achieve the goals set by UNESCO. In the "Global Geopark Network (GGN)" they work on topics such as sustainability, education for sustainable development, geotope protection and geohazards. The focus is on exchange and cooperation. The aim is to learn from each other and with each other. Thus, international conferences of the GGN take place every two years.

Since planet Earth has many different time zones and is relatively large, there are regional subgroups such as the "European Geopark Network (EGN)", which comprises the current 98 European geoparks. The EGN also meets at regular intervals to exchange ideas and develop joint projects. The EGN magazine is the joint publication where the geoparks present their projects and discuss challenges. The magazine is freely available and can be downloaded from the EGN website. The EGN also has some working groups, for example on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) or the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).


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    UNESCO Geoparks worldwide