UNESCO Global Geoparks are internationally recognised places with unique geology, landscapes, history, and culture. Geoparks are managed with a focus on education, conservation, sustainable tourism and community engagement.
A geosite is an area from a few square meters to a few square kilometres in size that has geological and scientific importance and whose geological character (mineral, structural, geomorphological, physiographic) meets one or more exceptional criteria.
The Burren and Cliffs of Moher Global Geopark in Ireland work with the tourism sector to develop an ethos and practice of sustainability. With the Burren Ecotourism Network, the Geopark is raising the standard of sustainable practices among tourism businesses across the entire destination of the Geopark and across all types of businesses. To achieve this, Geopark Code of Practice for Sustainable Tourism has been developed.