A geopark is an area with extraordinary geological and other natural characteristics and landmarks in which its local populace undertakes a concerted effort to protect the area’s natural environment and spread awareness of its rare and special features. The geopark, in collaboration with the local people and tourist service providers, uses the area’s heritage and storied past to organize activities and develop various (geo)tourism products to encourage the development of rural areas. All the activities in the geopark are carried out in accordance with the rules of its thematic network and in harmony with the other members of the European Geoparks Network, which allows for a united development of all members.
Main geopark objectives:
- protecting and preserving geological and other natural heritage
- educating and interpreting natural and cultural heritage
- collaborating with local tourist service providers and local communities