for future generations
The mission of a Geopark is to protect and maintain the integrity
of the geological heritage of a site, for the benefit of generations
current and future. The enhancement and conservation of the site
are the very foundations of the Geopark concept. It becomes so
a tool for sustainable development for communities.
The information is adapted according to the history, the culture, the
climatic conditions and the geographical location of the site. It's in
a vision of heritage conservation for future generations
that was born the project of the Geopark of Percé.
The Géoparc project in Percé translates, from its earliest beginnings,
the constant effort to conserve the natural, geological and human heritage of the Greater Percé area. But it also embodies the willingness of the community to participate in the management of this heritage and its local development.
This is why the development of the territory, the creation of employment and the good practices of sustainable development are at the heart of the mission of the Geopark.
An exceptional territory
The Géoparc project in Percé had all the potential to become a major player in raising the awareness of people and visitors to the fragility of our heritage but also to the indisputable opportunities it offers.
He had the potential to become a worthy representative of a global network of exceptional territories based on uniqueness, local ownership and sustainable development. It is in 2018 that he obtained the UNESCO Global Geopark status.