Component of the cultural heritage, the intangible heritage is probably, today, the more endangered heritage. One example is that every two weeks a language dies. UNESCO Geoparks who are fortunate to still have ethnic groups present in their territory are actively working to conserve and transmit their know-how, their culture and their language.
The intangible heritage includes traditions or living expressions inherited from our ancestors and passed on to our descendants, such as oral traditions, performing arts, social practices, rituals, festive events, knowledge and practices concerning nature and the universe, etc. A very fragile heritage which is strongly taken in consideration by UNESCO Geoparks.
Some of our territories are also places where local practices are listed as UNESCO intangible heritage. Few of them are territories with the higher human diversity in the world. This presence of indigenous population in our territories is a big challenge that UNESCO Geoparks are facing with responsibility.