Annual Report Beigua Regional Nature Park & Geopark
work to improve the geological heritage conservation activities
(Arenzano, 28 Feb 11) During 2010 the Beigua Regional Nature Park (European and UNESCO Global Geopark) continued his work to improve the geological heritage conservation activities within the frame of the wider and more complex strategy of conservation of the natural and cultural-historical heritage the protected area has. New projects and opportunities were developed.
Highlights of the year included:
The Global Network of Geoparks of UNESCO is celebrating its seventh anniversary, next February 13. It should be noted that the Geopark Network, formed in 2004, currently already has 77 geoparks in the world, distributed in 24 countries
The 10th European Geoparks Conference will take place at Skjærgården Hotel in Langesund, Telemark county.
Main themes for the conference:
Sustainability through Knowledge – Communicating Geoparks
Conference: 16. - 18. September 2011
Field trips: 19. - 20. September 2011
More information: www.geanor.no
Two new Geoparks in Italy have been recognized by UNESCO.
During the ninth European Conference on Geoparks (Island of Lesvos, 1-5 October 2010) the National Park of Cilento and Vallo di Diano (Campania) and the park of the Metalliferous Hills (Tuscany), called “Tuscan mining geopark”, have been officially entered into the European and worldwide network of Geoparks .
In this way, Italy reached the number 7 of Geoparks in its own territory and became the European country with the largest number of awards of this type.
Field trip to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Tethyan
September 5–10, 2010, Dolomites, Southern Alps, Italy
"The nine components of The Dolomites World Heritage property protect a
series of highly distinctive mountain landscapes that are of exceptional
natural beauty. Their dramatic vertical and pale colored peaks in a variety
of distinctive sculptural forms is extraordinary in a global context. This
property also contains an internationally important combination of earth
Available the new book "Geotourism, the geological attractions of Italy for tourist".
Geology knowledge and fun in Geoparks.
This web site was created to gather all the information on the Geoparks. The information contained on this site should allow you to better enjoy these beautiful places where the geology is presented clearly observable and understandable to all.