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Blogs and News

Here's the latest news and blogs from the Geopark.

NEWS - UNESCO status secured for Black Country Geopark

The Black Country is celebrating after securing UNESCO status for another term.

Feature in Geoscientist magazine

Article on Geotourism in the Black Country featured in the winter issue of the Geoscientist magazine

BLOG - Geopark hosts international field trip

Last month, forty geologists and conservationists from across the world visited the Black Country to see our internationally famous geological heritage.

NEWS - Black Country included on new UNESCO map

Ignite your summer adventures and discover Black Country UNESCO Global Geopark alongside 57 other unique UNESCO sites in the UK thanks to a newly illustrated map.

NEWS - UNESCO evaluators visit Black Country

UNESCO evaluators have spent the last few days in the region to assess the progress of the Black Country UNESCO Global Geopark since it gained UNESCO global status three years ago.

NEWS - Online exhibition launched

An online exhibition has launched about the archaeology at Wolverhampton’s Old Hall.

NEWS - Geopark selected for national pilot project

The Black Country Global Geopark has been selected to take part in a pilot project, which will help shape the future of UNESCO designated sites across the UK.

NEWS - Geopark scoops regional award

The Black Country UNESCO Global Geopark is celebrating after scooping a regional award earlier this month.

NEWS - Walsall resident shares delight at competition win

A Walsall resident shares his delight at being crowned winner of a Black Country-wide photography competition.

NEWS - Geopark photography competition launches

A Black Country-wide competition launches today to find the photos which best capture the “heart and soul” of the Black Country UNESCO Global Geopark.

Photography competition 2022 - terms and conditions

Black Country UNESCO Global Geopark photography competition 2022 terms and conditions.

NEWS - Black Country to host national geology event

Delegates from across the UK will descend on the Black Country next week as it plays host to a UK UNESCO Global Geopark event.  

Video - Purple Horizons

Watch a film which showcases the Purple Horizons Project and shows how multi-partnership nature recovery projects are working to improve biodiversity so species, economy and communities can thrive

Blog - Purple Horizons – how the past is shaping the future

Purple Horizons is one of five national nature recovery projects that were launched on May 26 2022. 

NEWS - Young people help plant more than 1,000 trees

Young people taking part in a Prince’s Trust programme have helped plant more than 1,000 trees while on work placement at one of the borough’s national nature reserves.

News - Young person selected for Global Forum

A young person who works in the Black Country has been praised by the Mayor of Dudley after being selected to represent the UK at the UNESCO Global Geoparks Youth Forum.

Blog - Walsall stages UK cycle event

In October, Wallsall was proud to host the UK women’s cycling tour event and able to showcase some of the wonders of the geopark.

Blog - International Geodiversity Day confirmed

UNESCO has confirmed there will now be an International Geodiversity Day celebrated each year on 6 October.

Blog - Tree planting in Wolverhampton

Read a blog from Ric Bravery at Wolverhampton City Council about plans to plant thousands of trees in parks and open spaces.

News - Work placement success at NNR

Young people on a four-week work experience programme have exposed hidden geological features at a borough National Nature Reserve.

Blog - Using new technology to celebrate the past

We are looking to the future, for opportunities to use new and innovative digital technologies that can help us bring our history to life.

Blog - Time travel capsule

Phil Burton, senior advisor for Natural England West Midlands shares a childhood story that inspired his career and how the Black Country UNESCO Global Geopark will inspire the next generation of 'fossil hunters'.

Blog - First year

This Saturday (July 10) marks our first anniversary as a UNESCO Global Geopark.