Imbabura’s GeoPark won’t sustain itself, what should we do in this situation?
Think in the place of your dreams…, imagine that you are submerging into an adventure filled with volcanoes, valleys, lagoons, and waterfalls. You have the advantage that everything is located within the same location, that place is the marvelous GeoPark Imbabura.
Currently, there are 147 GeoParks world-wide that have been officially declared so by the UNESCO, which are geographical areas that are unique, where landscapes and important international geological places are placed within a holistic concept of protection, education, and sustainable education.
Inside of all of these natural recognitions made by UNESCO, our province is the first in the region to obtain this recognition and that is why we should understand that within those concepts we should talk and take into account the key factors that are conservation, education, and GeoTurism.
Conservation is one of the factors most important and it looks like it could be one of the most difficult to maintain because this would mean to involve all of the participants such as national tourists and international, and everyone who is pertains to this province, our men, women, and children of this beautiful territory. The GeoPark depends on these people in order for the project to thrive and leave a tribute to our future generations.
This is why we should educate, form and instruct ourselves, this is not a call to simple leaders of tourism, and local groups, it is a call to all of the community of Imbabura to talk about the GeoPark as if it was something so common to talk about. We should refer to it as a symbol of pride and unity. We should take this international recognition and be proud of what we have inherited from nature.
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