UNESCO Global Geoparks & Local and indigenous Knowledge

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Indigenous people at Dong Van Karst Plateau UNESCO Global Geopark, Viet Nam

UNESCO Global Geoparks actively involve local and indigenous peoples, preserving and celebrating their culture. By involving local and indigenous communities, UNESCO Global Geoparks recognize the importance of these communities, their culture and the link between these communities and their land. It is one of the criteria of UNESCO Global Geoparks that local and indigenous knowledge, practice and management systems, alongside science, are included in the planning and management of the area.

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