ADAMELLO-BRENTA GEOPARK (Italy)
Located in Trentino, in the northeast of Italy, Adamello Brenta Geopark is one of the largest protected areas of the Alps.
Conservation, Education & Tourism
The Adamello Brenta Geopark represents a “key area” for understanding the geological history of the Alps and is characterized by strong geodiversity due to the presence of two big mountainous massifs (Adamello and Brenta) which are very different geologically and geomorphologically. For their scientific importance and beauty, the Brenta Dolomites were recognized as World Heritage Site of UNESCO in 2009.
The geological peculiarities had a determinant influence on the lives of people in this area, and this interaction underlines the indissoluble union between human activities and their geological-environmental context: ancient shepherds’ huts and precious artefacts speak of the knowledge of the Alpine culture.The Geopark’s geodiversity is also linked to the biodiversity that governs the natural development of endemism, with more than 1,400 species of flora and almost all the species of the Alpine fauna.
With the aim of educating children and adults, the Geopark offers various activities: environmental education programme; visitor centres and info points; guided excursions; geological trails; guidebooks; thematic exhibitions; training courses and scientific research activities.
The Global Geoparks Network is supported by UNESCO at the request of Member States