Geopark is a shared international brand for unique geological sites. The aim of Geoparks is to promote geotourism, the preservation of geological heritage and the teaching of science, as well as advance business that is in line with sustainable development.
The Geopark network is administered by UNESCO. There are currently over 150 Geoparks in the world, and their number is growing. Geoparks are not conservation areas, but most of the sights, or geological sites, are protected by law for reasons related either to geology, living nature based on it, or cultural heritage.
Lauhanvuori-Hämeenkangas Aspiring Geopark has UNESCO Global Geopark status. In Willi Karvia, the Geopark area comprises Alkkianvuori hill, Kauhaneva-Pohjankangas National Park, and several other culture and nature destinations.
Read more about the Lauhanvuori-Hämeenkangas Geopark here.