Anglesey Global Geopark - Unesco
The European Geoparks Network, formed in 2000, provides a regional membership and grouping of Geoparks in Europe. It currently consists of 54 European Geoparks members from 18 European countries. Since 2004 all the members of the European Geoparks Network are also members of the Global Network of Geoparks assisted by UNESCO. For further information on the European Geoparks Network visit the EGN website.
The Global Network of National Geoparks assisted by UNESCO provides a worldwide platform of active cooperation between experts and practitioners in geological heritage. It was formed in 2004 and currently comprises 90 national Geoparks in 27 Member States, including the UK, Australia, Austria, Brazil, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Iran, Malaysia, Norway, Portugal, Romania, and Spain. For further information on the Global Network of National Geoparks assisted by UNESCO visit the GGN website.
GeoMôn Global Geopark is unique and comprises the entire island of Anglesey. It is important for its tectonics and the oldest fossils in Britain. It was accepted into the European Geopark Network in 2009 and in 2010 gained Global Geopark Network status (under the auspices of UNESCO). It is one of over 50 European members and is the second in Wales after Fforest Fawr Geopark. Members aim to promote and support sustainable tourism through geology and its landscapes, that it must help to conserve. It aims to achieve economic growth through geotourism, culture and heritage. Members meet twice annually and hold events during European Geopark Week at the end of May and first week of June.
Geology of Anglesey: A Journey Through Time