Rabat - The M'Goun geopark, located in the Moroccan central region of Tadla-Azilal, has obtained recently the UNESCO "Global Geopark" label.
Rabat – The M’Goun geopark, located in the Moroccan central region of Tadla-Azilal, has obtained recently the UNESCO “Global Geopark” label.
The Office of the “global network of geoparks,” a UNESCO offshoot, awarded, during the 6th world conference of geoparks held this month in Stonehammer Geopark in Canada, the prestigious label to the M’goun geopark which was selected together with 11 European and Asian geoparks.
Morocco become thus the first Arab and African country to integrate the global network of geoparks.
The M’goun geopark meets two major criteria: rich and varied natural, geological, cultural and architectural legacy and an appropriate management structure with a socio-economic development strategy based on geo-tourism and sustainable tourism.
The geological heritage of the Geopark includes outstanding mineralogical and paleontological features, like abundant dinosaur trackways of theropods and sauropodes, geomorphologic sites like the Jurassic limestone bridge Pont d’Imin Ifri, or waterfalls, and impressive conglomerate cliffs.