UNESCO Global Geoparks are regions with a geological heritage of international importance. In geoparks, geology and all the other regional features help to sensitize the population and their guests to the environment and to strengthen regional identity. This is done in a holistic approach to protection, education and sustainable regional development.
In the international network of the UNESCO Global Geoparks, the regions can learn from one another and develop together (www.unesco.org/geoparks): The European and Global Geoparks Network (EGN: www.europeangeoparks.org & GGN: globalgeoparksnetwork.org).
In autumn 2020, the “Natur- & Geopark Mëllerdall” has submitted its new candidacy for the UNESCO Global Geoparks program (see About us – history).
After the review of the submitted documents by UNESCO and an assessment of the geological heritage by expert evaluators, an on-site-evaluation took place from 21 to 23 October 2021.
On 13 April 2022, the Executive Board of UNESCO announced that Natur- & Geopark Mëllerdall has been accepted into the international network of UNESCO Global Geoparks.
You can read the application dossier here: