Dictionary of Geotourism

2020 Edition
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Geopark, Functions

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-2538-0_846

The three major functions of a geopark include (1) geological heritage and environmental protection; (2) popularisation of geoscience and encouragement of research; and (3) promotion of sustainable economic and social development, fostering tourism activities and improvement of the livelihood of the local people.

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