Area Extension of existing UNESCO Global Geoparks
It is possible for a UNESCO Global Geopark to extend its area following the procedure below:
- The UNESCO Global Geopark wants to extend its area by <10% and the new proposed area doesn't cross new international borders.
- The UNESCO Global Geopark wants to extend its area by >10% and/or the new proposed area crosses new international borders.
The UNESCO Global Geopark needs to submit a letter through the official channel indicating the reasons for the extension and the way the new area still fulfills the criteria for a UNESCO Global Geopark. The UNESCO Global Geoparks Council will decide on whether or not to approve the change.
The UNESCO Global Geopark needs to submit a new application following the same procedure as for an aspiring UNESCO Global Geopark.