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The application of geoconservation concepts in Cuba is very recent, despite the wide body of knowledge accumulated through the study of Cuban geology. Recently, the establishment and consolidation of a National System of Protected Areas that stresses interaction with scientific institutions has...
Villuercas-Ibores-Jara is one of the most socioeconomically deprived areas of the Spanish region of Extremadura. However, its geological heritage and other natural resources have still not been sufficiently used. The recent integration of this region in the European Geoparks Network can be...
Stonehammer Geopark, North America’s first member of the Global Geoparks Network, developed in a region with a long history of geological exploration and a tradition of public education in the geosciences. The remarkable geological complexity centred on the city of Saint John, New Brunswick,...
In Piemonte, stone has always been the most widely used raw material for buildings, characterizing the architectural identity of the city of Turin. All kinds of rocks, metamorphic, igneous, and sedimentary, are represented, including gneisses, marbles, granitoids, and, less commonly, limestones....
Nature conservation has become synonymous with biodiversity conservation and despite recent acknowledgements of the importance of geodiversity it is unrealistic to believe current European geoconservation efforts are either equal to those focused on biodiversity conservation, or sufficient to...
Iceland has a unique geology and a dynamic natural landscape which has long attracted a large number of tourists to the island. Owing to the dynamic geological processes which are still shaping the Icelandic landscape, combined with the country's raw nature, Iceland is often referred to as an...
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