Geoparque Unesco

Annual Meeting 2008

Annual Meeting 2008

The Pyrenees Geological Park was represented at the 1st International Geoparks Fair and the 3rd International Geoparks Conference, held in Osnabrück (Germany) from 20th to 25th June 2008.

The Fair was held in the Terra Vita Geopark in the German city of Osnabrück from 21st to 22nd June 2008, preceding the Global Conference, which was held as one of the events celebrating 2008 as the International Year of Planet Earth, and proclaimed by the United Nations. The Sobrarbe Geopark participated with a stand at the Fair, at which 50 Geoparks of the UNESCO Global Network took part. The Fair was visited by a large number of people and enjoyed institutional support, UNESCO high representatives and the European Assembly President, Mr. Hans-Gert Pöttering, visited every stand and attended the explanations given by the Sobrarbe Geopark representatives about the location, contents, geotourism offer, nature and heritage of our Park.

Sobrarbe County was represented at the Fair by staff from the County Office of Tourism, in order to promote the tourism packages developed by our Geopark, such as mountain bike tracks signposted by geological information panels, the county geological track and the mining heritage paths which you can visit within our county.

From 22nd to 26th June UNESCO's International Geoparks Conference was held in Terra Vita (Germany). The Sobrarbe Geopark appeared on its agenda with a lecture on Geotourism and mountain bike tracks../p>

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