Geoparks are geographical areas with defined borders, which are of international importance in terms of landforms and geological features, managed with a holistic perspective where conservation, education and sustainable development activities are carried out. Geoparks are conservation areas that aim to protect geosites and transfer them to future generations; At the same time, it is a sustainable development area aiming at the social and cultural development of the local people. In addition to preserving the geo-heritage, Geoparks also aim to raise the awareness and awareness of the society on issues such as sustainable use of natural resources, reducing the effects of climate change and reducing the risks related to natural disasters.
Geoparks are special nature conservation areas, where different or the same type of geological heritage of international importance are located, managed and planned. Elements that explain the formation of the earth's crust, representatives of a known event, rare or extremely large formations are defined as geological heritage.