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May 27, 2023

UNESCO adds 18 new Geoparks

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Eighteen new sites of the world have been added to the UN’s Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)’s heritage Geoparks. With the eighteen new showcasing most beautiful sites of natural beauty around the globe has now counted to 195 Geoparks.

According to UNESCO, Geoparks is an open space that is mostly being used by the local communities for fresh air and other activities that give opportunity to develop cohesive partnerships with the common goal of promoting geological beauty now its network covered a total surface area of 486,709 km2.

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With 41 geoparks China is the first in world ranking.

The newly added Geoparks are:

Caçapava Geopark and Quarta Colônia Geopark of Brazil

Lavreotiki Geopark of Greece

Merangin Jambi Geopark, Ijen Geopark, Raja Ampat Geopark and Maros Pangkep Geopark of Indonesia

Aras Geopark and Tabas Geopark of Iran

Hakusan Tedorigawa Geopark and Watagataki waterfall in the Tedori Gorge of Japan

Kinabalu Geopark of Malaysia

Waitaki Whitestone Geopark of New Zealand

Sunnhordland Geopark of Norway

Bohol Island Geopark of Philippines:

Jeonbuk West Coast Geopark of Republic of Korea

Cabo Ortegal Geopark of Spain

Khorat Geopark of Thailand

Mourne Gullion Strangford Global Geopark of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Meanwhile, New Zealand and the Philippines have joined UNESCO for the first time as a full time member.