The Burren and Cliffs of Moher Geopark have won a prestigious International Award , they picked up the top spot in the ‘Destination Leadership’ category of the World Legacy Awards for its tourism for conservation project, GeoparkLIFE.

The awards which recognise companies, organisations and destinations leading the way in sustainable tourism , were announced at travel trade show ITB in Berlin recently .

The National Geographic who award the accolades said of the Irish Geopark “From the seeds of a local community project, Burren and Cliffs of Moher Geopark today represents a vibrant and successful destination-wide partnership between the private sector, local villagers and municipal authorities working together to safeguard one of Ireland’s most beautiful natural landscapes,”

“The project demonstrates the power of well-planned and managed tourism to improve local livelihoods, provide a high-quality visitor experience and promote conservation.”

The Geopark LIFE Project aims to strengthen the integration of tourism and natural heritage, reconciling tourism development with conservation of biodiversity and cultural heritage in the Burren region.

Well done to all involved in the GeoparkLIFE Project .