Geoparks in Spain

In the countries with geoparks, both UNESCO and the Global Geoparks Network recommend the constitutions of a National Geopark Committee and/or Forum.

In our case, the Spanish Geopark Committee, following the UNESCO recommendations, include national representatives like the Spanish National Commission for Cooperation with UNESCO, el Instituto Geológico y Minero de España (the Geological Survey of Spain), the autonomous communities that have Geoparks in their territories, and also the geoparks. It acts like the National Committee of the International Geoscience and Geoparks Programme.

Moreover, all the members of the Global Geoparks Newtwork (GGN) in Spain, constitute the Spanish Forum of Geoparks, which at the same time is attached to the Spanish Committee of Geoparks as a stable working group. At the Forum, it is coordinated the works that the geoparks are doing at a national level related to the Global Geoparks Network and the European Geoparks Network. The Forum is also in charge of the dissemination and the accurate information of the new Geopark projects in Spain.

The geoparks of the Spanish Forum of Geoparks Espanyol de Geoparks are listed below:

o    Maestrazgo UNESCO Global Geopark , Aragón.

o    Cabo de Gata – Níjar UNESCO Global Geopark , Andalucía.

o    Sierras Subbéticas UNESCO Global Geopark, Andalucía.

o    Sobrarbe- Pirineos UNESCO Global Geopark, Aragón.

o    Basque Coast UNESCO Global Geopark, Basque Country.

o    Sierra Norte de Sevilla UNESCO Global Geopark, Andalucía.

o    Villuercas Ibores Jara UNESCO Global Geopark, Extremadura.

o    Central Catalonia UNESCO Global Geopark, Catalonia.

o    Molina & Alto Tajo UNESCO Global Geopark, Castilla-La Mancha.

o    El Hierro UNESCO Global Geopark, Canary Islands

o    Lanzarote and Chinijo Islands UNESCO Global Geopark, Canary Islands.

o    Las Loras UNESCO Global Geopark, Castilla y León.

 Orígens UNESCO Global Geopark , Catalonia.

o   Courel Muntains UNESCO Global Geopark, Galicia.

 Granada UNESCO Global Geopark, Andalusia.

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