UNESCO: Geoparks

UNESCO designates 15 new Geoparks in Asia, Europe, and Latin America

WHAT ARE GEOPARKS ?

A UNESCO Global Geopark is like nowhere else on Earth. It is somewhere to touch, explore and connect with part of the Earth’s story. As an area of unique geological interest, a Geopark is a place where you can discover extraordinary landscapes, places and people.

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UNESCO: Frank Lloyd Wright Buildings

Frank Lloyd Wright buildings named UNESCO World Heritage sites

The inclusion of Wright’s work helps provide some more geographic balance to the World Heritage list, which has been criticized for being very heavy with European sites. The organization has also pushed sustainable travel in recognition of the dangers of overtourism, which can be exacerbated by a UNESCO seal of approval, which adds traffic to already crowded sites.

Two cultural sites added to UNESCO’s World Heritage List

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