Geopark up for Top Award

The Burren and Cliffs of Moher Geopark has been shortlisted for a top international award. The Geopark along with Destination Roros in Norway and Travel Oregon in the U.S. are the three finalists in the Destination Leadership category of The National Geographic World Legacy Award.

The Award seek to recognise tourist destinations that engage in  environmental best practices, protection for cultural and natural heritage, benefits to local people, and educating travelers on the principles of sustainable tourism.

The National Geographic describe the park as ” Working in partnership with the Burren Ecotourism Network, along Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way, Burren and Cliffs of Moher Geopark have established a tailored training and mentoring program for local businesses with specific benchmarks that include green operations and support for the protection of natural and cultural heritage.”

The winner will be announced next week in Berlin.