A Geopark is an area with well-defined boundaries , which contains a significant number of sites of geological interest of particular importance , rarity or aesthetic significance and landscape , highlighting its biodiversity and its historical and cultural aspects. These sites represent the memory of the Earth, are part of an integrated protection, education and sustainable development concept . In these places geotourism and educational activities are developed, by which the protection, research and dissemination of geological heritage are promoted. The main objectives of a Geopark are:
Through this recognition that people also seek to better understand the geological phenomena that occur in their environment , such as volcanic eruptions, earthquakes , tsunamis and landslides , among others , understanding the processes that give life to our planet, and thus achieve more harmonious coexistence with nature .