El Geoparque Mundial de la UNESCO de Imbabura es un territorio delimitado ubicado en la provincia de Imbabura en Ecuador, el cual posee patrimonio geológico y natural, como lagos, volcanes, páramos, valles y cascadas, en unión con el patrimonio cultural de sus pueblos indígenas, reconocido por la ONU.
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The Izu has initiated 20 Ma before at the southern sea floor. The Izu block drifted by the movement of the Philippine Sea plate, and collided with the mainland 1 Ma before. After the collision, volcanoes continue to erupt and active crustal deformations develop the topography of the Peninsula. The Izu is the land in motion.
Itoigawa UNESCO Global Geopark sits atop a massive fault line which splits Japan between the Eurasian and North American continental plates. Rich in geological and biological diversity, Itoigawa Geopark tells the story of the formation of the Japanese Archipelago and the world's oldest jade-using culture.
The Sitia UNESCO Global Geopark is located in eastern Crete. It includes the wider region of Sitia and the coastal areas from North to South. The boundaries of the Park have been formulated clearly and include an area of 517 Km2.
Double Caldera with mystical volcano and mythical lake. a sacred place called "Kintamani" - the wish-fulfilling jewels, the Home of ancient Balinese
The Kula-Salihli geopark is the first and only UNESCO registered geopark in Turkey and the Turkish spoken countries in Asia. It is located in the eastern part of the Aegean Sea, and covers across the administrative borders of the Kula and Salihli districts of Manisa Province in Turkey. The total area of the Geopark is 2320 km².
Lesvos Island is the third largest Greek island. Lesvos’ Petrified Forest, its unique wealth of geological monuments, landscapes of natural beauty, areas of ecological value and its rich archaeological and cultural heritage have contributed to the island’s recognition as UNESCO Global Geopark.
Bohemian Paradise has a unique concentration of geological formations and localities with significant paleontological, archaeological and mineralogical phenomena illustrating more than half a billion years of the Earth's evolution. This region is also rich in other natural and cultural heritage sights and traditions.
Non Nuoc Cao Bang UGGp is an exceptional territory where it is possible to read the history of our Planet Earth for over 500 million years through protected sites, the territory of tranquillity where indigenous people live in harmony with peaceful nature.
The Causses du Quercy tell you about 200 million years of the Earth's history. Man has been around this area for 200,000 years : cave art, dolmens, dry stone walls... all bear witness to his passage. It's rich in diversity: palaeontology in the old phosphate workings, megaliths, caves and potholes, remarkable constructions...
Stonehammer Geopark is located along the Bay of Fundy coast in southern New Brunswick, Canada. The rocks found here contain fossils representing an almost continuous geologic history dating back 1 billion years. This video explores the connections between the geology and the significant cultural history of the region.
The geological history of the Geopark begins 200 million years ago. Sedimentary (limestone, dolomite, flysch) and igneous (magmatic) rocks comprise its geological structure. The landscape is dominated by the gorges of Vikos and Aoos and the high mts of Timfi and Smolikas including 62 villages with an interesting architecture.
Ngorongoro Lengai UNESCO Global Geopark is located in Northern Tanzania (East Africa). It is the first global geopark in southern sahara and the second in Africa. It represents an extra-ordinary volcano, extra-ordinary paleoanthropological sites and extra-ordinary wildlife.
Gea Norvegica, situated in Southeast Norway has a rich geological and cultural heritage. During the long story, from 1500 million years ago until today, geological processes have formed landscapes, brought resources used for buildings, agriculture, tools and art. Gea Norvegica, home of the Vikings and playwrighte Henrik Ibsen.
Sierra Norte de Sevilla UNESCO Global Geopark has a rich geological, mining, archaeological and monumental heritage, with rocks of very old ages, showing 700 millions of years of Earth’s history, with very impressive landscapes. This is a geotourism promotion video, produced on the occasion of our 10th European Geoparks Week.
Langkawi UNESCO Global Geopark is recognized worldwide for its geological as well as biological, ecological and anthropological significance. This rich geological diversity has resulted in a profusion of habitats with concomitant bio-diversity.A UNESCO Global Geopark since 2007,this is South East Asia's first ever Global Geopark.
The UNESCO Geopark of M'Goun is the first geopark of Morocco, Africa and the Arab world, The M'Goun Geopark is a protected territory which includes not only a certain number of geosites with exceptional interest, but also many places of ecological, archaeological, historical and cultural values.
Funiushan UNESCO Global Geopark, located in the hinterland of Funiushan Moutain Range, Henan province, covers an area of 5858.52km2. It is a geopark with cretaceous dinosaur-egg fossil group, typical geoheritages, granite landforms, karst caves, fluvial erosion landforms, intangible cultural heritages, long history (subtitles)
The Jingpohu UNESCO Global Geopark is located at the Ningan City, the southeast of the Heilongjiang Province, China. The geopark covers an area of 1400 square kilometers，and it is famous both at home and abroad by its beautiful landscapes and unique volcanic landforms. (en subtitles)
Located in the northwest part of Hubei Province, China, Shennongjia UGGp integrates tectonic geomorphology and mountain ecosystems. Over 200 mountainous landform, structural landform, fluvial landform, karst landform and glacial landform sites make the UNESCO Global Geopark a natural geo-museum. (en subtitles)
The Troodos Geopark is located in the heart of the island of Cyprus. It combines geological, mining, natural, cultural and historical elements in a varied mountainous area with picturesque villages, Venetian bridges, Monasteries and Byzantine churches, ten of which are included in the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites.