List of Geopark networks

Within the over-arching Global Geoparks Network (or GGN) are regional networks such as the European Geoparks Network and the Asia-Pacific Geoparks Network. In addition there are networks of National Geoparks within some countries.

UNESCO Global Geoparks Network

UNESCO began work with Geoparks in 2001 but it wasn’t until 2004 when the 17 existing European Geoparks and 8 Chinese Geoparks came together at a meeting in UNESCO’s Paris headquarters that the Global Geoparks Network was born. From that time until the end of 2015, these Geoparks and others which subsequently joined the regional networks worked together in association with UNESCO. On 17 November 2017, the 195 member states of UNESCO agreed to establish the label of ‘UNESCO Global Geopark’, at which point all existing Geoparks became members and adopted the title ‘(Specific name) UNESCO Global Geopark’.

European Geoparks Network

The European Geoparks Network (or EGN) was formed in 2000 and has since grown into a network of 75 Geoparks across the continent from Iceland to Cyprus, the Azores to Poland.

Asia-Pacific Geoparks Network

The Asia-Pacific Geoparks Network (or APGN) was formed in xxxx and includes members in China, Japan, Korea etc.

African Geoparks Network

The African Geoparks Network was formed in 2019 and includes all UNESCO Global Geoparks established across the continent.

Latin America and Caribbean Geoparks Network

The Latin America and Caribbean Geoparks Network was established in 2017 and includes all UNESCO Global Geoparks within the Americas south of the United States border with Mexico.