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geopark,

area identified by UNESCO as encompassing one or more sites of geological as well as archaeological, ecological, or cultural importance. The Global Network of National Geoparks was officially created under UNESCO's aegis in 2004. Geoparks are popular tourist destinations, important protected regions of geological heritage, and areas of geoscientific research and education.
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Park, CEO of GeoPark, said: "A new field discovery with our first well drilled in Tierra del Fuego is an encouraging start to our US$100+ million work program in this new region.
It was through this Geopark activity that we realized the advantage of inheriting traditional customs with a long history.
The settlements are scattered around the Bam-e Qeshm Geopark on Qeshm.
According to Vietnam Geological Museum director La The Phuc, Vietnam has three UNESCO-recognised geological relics; the World Natural Heritage Ha Long Bay in Quang Ninh province, World Natural Heritage Phong Nha-Ke Bang in Quang Binh province, and Dong Van Karst Plateau Global Geopark in Ha Giang province.
The 2014 program includes a record 45 maiden port calls, such as the UNESCO World Geopark Langkawi, Malaysia; Maura in the Sultanate of Brunei; and the island-village Vila do Abraao, a Brazilian getaway.
Inspired by its location inside Langkawi's Unesco Geopark, Four Seasons Resort Langkawi this month opened a spa with natural treatments by ila, in four treatment series that reflect the four life requisites of the creatures within the Geopark -- Nourishment, Water, Light and Air.
Geopark Festival 2012 incorporates 16 days of walks, talks and other events, ending on June 10.
Anglesey has one of the most beautiful coastlines in Europe, it has recently achieved geopark status for its natural and unique rock geology and landscapes, and attracts visitors from all over the globe for its natural environment, wildlife, beauty, peace, culture, heritage, and tranquility.
We want it turned into a geopark and then we'll lobby for a proper application by the Egyptian world heritage committee so that it is declared a World Heritage Site," said Porteous.
The National Geopark is spread over 50 square km and the Landscaped Piazza opened its gates for tourists in August 2010.
KIZILCAHAMAM, Apr 15, 2010 (TUR) -- Turkey will open its first geopark in July.
Th e North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and European Geopark is the UK's second largest.