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Very important are the results of the meeting of the Committee of Sciences of the 41st General UNESCO Conference approving the program and the actions for the years 2022-2023, as well as initiatives in the field of science. In particular, in the context of the Meeting of the Committee on Science, were established the International Day for Geodiversity on October 6 each year and the new Open Science program, which concerns the removal of restrictions on the interconnection of scientific databases and free access to the data of scientific research around the world.

News & Events

The Unesco evaluators were impressed by the Lesvos Petrified Forest, the southern, eastern and western Lesvos. The five-day evaluation of the Lesvos Geopark began on Saturday, September 10th with a presentation and detailed briefing by Prof. Nikos Zouros, Director of the Natural Museum History of the Lesvos Petrified Forestand and the Museum executives for the progress made by Geopark the last 5 years.


Lesvos will welcome the UNESCO Committee of Geoparks Experts from 10 to 15 September 2021, who will evaluate the Lesvos Geopark in order to maintain the recognition as a "UNESCO Global Geopark". This extremely important distinction is valid for four years. All Global Geoparks participate in the evaluation process, which is under the supervision of UNESCO.


September 6th is Global Shorebird Day and the Global Shorebird Count is taking place during the week of September 1-7.


A beautiful summer evening full of music, song, pictures and light had the chance to experience those who attended "This is Lesvos" which took place on Saturday, August 7, 2021 in the outdoor amphitheater of the Natural History Museum of the Lesvos Petrified Forest for the presentation of the publications "LESVOS ISLAND - UNESCO GLOBAL GEOPARK" and "THE OLIVE IN LESVOS".

The event started with music by the guitar solist Manolis Androulidakis and Eleni Katsouli, while at the same time impressive photos of Dimitris Talianis from Lesvos alternated with the music.


The Natural History Museum of the Lesvos Petrified Forest invites you on Saturday 7 August 2021, at 20:30, at its outdoor amphitheatre for the presentation of the two book albums:

"Lesvos Island Unesco Global Geopark"

Publication of the Natural History Museum of the Lesvos Petrified Forest

& "The olive tree in Lesvos"

Publication of the Cultural Association

"Olive Island Lesvos"