Rock formations and fossil finds on Newfoundland and Labrador’s Bonavista Peninsula were given international honours Friday morning, as the Discovery Global Geopark received official UNESCO status.
The Discovery Geopark, approved by UNESCO at meetings in Paris, is now one of more than 150 sites recognized for their international geological importance.
“We’re really excited. It’s been a long road to get here,” said Edith Samson, a longtime volunteer with the Geopark committee.
“Lots of ups and downs, but … here we are.”