A UNESCO-designated area containing one or more sites of particular geological importance, intended to conserve the geological heritage and promote public awareness of it, typically through tourism.
- Steffeln is a very small village, population 500, in the European geopark Vukaneifel, Germany.
- The Abberley and Malvern Hills geopark was formed in 2003- the 17th to be created - and covers an area of 480 square miles.
- The geopark turns attention to the close connection between geological heritage and human society.
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