The Tumbler Ridge Global Geopark Society (TRGGS) is excited to share the news issued by UNESCO today announcing that all 120 existing Global Geoparks, including the TRGG, will now officially become UNESCO sites. The announcement comes after the 195 Member States of UNESCO voted positively to create the UNESCO Global Geopark label on November 17, 2015. Prior to this vote, UNESCO worked closely with the Global Geoparks Network, supporting the initiative to promote national geological heritage initiatives. UNESCO Global Geoparks have now joined World Heritage sites and Biosphere Reserves as an official UNESCO program under this formalization of the relationship between UNESCO and the Global Geoparks. For Canada, this means that both the Tumbler Ridge Global Geopark and the Stonehammer Geopark will now be recognized and UNESCO Global Geopark sites. We’d like to thank all our volunteers and UNESCO for bring this to fruition.
Please visit the official UNESCO site to read the full announcement.