Guidelines for geoconservation in protected and conserved areas
Roger Crofts et al.2020
Gland, SwitzerlandNovember 2020
Written by an international team of experts in easy-to-understand language, these guidelines are intended primarily for protected natural space managers, their technical staff and their advisors. It explains why geological heritage needs to be conserved, and how to establish its conservation in protected or conserved natural areas, either alone or as a complement to existing systems for conserving biodiversity and cultural diversity.
The guide has been organized in such a way as to facilitate consultation and use, with a clear structure, graphs and tables. proposes 22 guidelines for good practice, case studies and examples, a chapter devoted to threats, management, education and communication. It contains a complete glossary and an up-to-date list of references that can be easily accessed via DOI.
The Silene Association collaborated in the preparation of the publication, with contributions on the religious and spiritual values of geological heritage, including examples from all over the world. Only English version available yet.
Crofts, R., Gordon, J.E., Brilha, J., Gray, M., Gunn, J., Larwood, J., Santucci, V.L., Tormey, D., and
Worboys, G.L. (2020). Guidelines for geoconservation in protected and conserved areas. Best Practice Protected Area Guidelines Series No. 31. Gland, Switzerland: IUCN.