1. Palaeontological And Geological Highlights Of The Black Country UNESCO Global Geopark

Graham J Worton; Colin D Prosser; Jonathan G Larwood

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 13 June 2021

  The Black Country UNESCO Global Geopark, located in central England, joined the Global Geopark Network in July 2020. It is the most urban Geopark in the network with a population of approximately 1.1 million people. Located in an area rich in raw materials (Carboniferous coal, iron, and clay; Silurian ...  Read More

2. Giant trilobites and other Middle Ordovician invertebrate fossils from the Arouca UNESCO Global Geopark, Portugal

Artur A. Sá; Sofia Pereira; Isabel Rábano; Juan Carlos Gutiérrez-Marco

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 14 June 2021

  The giant Ordovician trilobites from the Canelas quarry constitute the most iconic sign of identity of the Arouca UNESCO Global Geopark at an international level. Palaeontological studies determined the importance of this fossil locality for studying aspects of the social behavior of these marine arthropods ...  Read More

3. The North West Highlands UNESCO Global Geopark: Oldest Fossils in Europe

Michael Benton; Alexander J Brasier; Peter Harrison; Laura Hamlet

Volume 4, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2021

  The North West Highlands Geopark is probably one of the largest geoparks anywhere, comprising 2000 km2 of remote, mountainous and coastal terrain. It was the first European Geopark to be recognised in Scotland in 2004 and was designated by UNESCO as a Global Geopark in 2015. Since then, it has been very ...  Read More

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4. Crawlers on the Seabed – The Famous Devonian Trilobites of Gerolstein

Jens Koppka

Volume 4, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2021

  This paper introduces the Middle Devonian trilobites of Gerolstein, found on the famous trilobite fields of Gees and at the Auberg hill in Gerolstein. The research history and local geology of both sites are briefly discussed and key publications for further studies are provided. Owing to the early start ...  Read More

5. Exposed! The Public Life of Carboniferous Fossils in the Burren and Cliffs of Moher UNESCO Global Geopark, Ireland

Eamon Doyle

Volume 4, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2021

  Carboniferous fossils from the Burren and Cliffs of Moher UNESCO Global Geopark, County Clare, Ireland are rated by their promotional potential in the form of celebrity A, B or C-listings. Trace fossils, crinoids, brachiopods, corals and vertebrates are the most exposed to public view at a number of ...  Read More

6. Shifting Continents and a Devonian Lake Full of Fish: The Extraordinary Geological History of the Shetland Geopark

Susan R Beardmore

Volume 4, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2021

  Shetland UNESCO Global Geopark encompasses a wide variety of well-exposed and accessible geological features. The combination of ocean floor remnants on top of ancient continental crust, a cross-section through a volcano, and evidence of earth movements is preserved nowhere else in the world and, individually, ...  Read More

8. Karst-Based Geotourism in Eastern Carphatian Serbia: Exploration and Evaluation of Natural Stone Bridges

Aleksandar Antić; Nemanja Tomić; Slobodan Marković

Volume 3, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2020, , Pages 62-80

  The region of Carpathian Serbia is much dominated by karst terrain with numerous geological and geomorphological features, especially caves and natural stone bridges, potentially significant for geotourism development. The geotourism potential of these sites is still largely untapped. In this paper, ...  Read More

9. Geoheritage Values of the Wairarapa “Mudstone Country”, North Island, New Zealand

Julie Palmer; Karoly Nemeth; Alan Palmer; Szabolcs Kosik

Volume 3, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2020, , Pages 97-127

  The Manawatu and Wairarapa regions, lower North Island, are an important geological archive for New Zealand but are not among the iconic geotourism attractions of New Zealand. Recently the geoheritage values of the region have been discussed by various groups including Massey University and Horizons ...  Read More

10. The Reversely Zoned Castelo Branco Pluton at the New “Barrocal” City Park (Central Iberian Zone, Portugal)

Isabel Margarida N Antunes; Carlos de Carvalho; Mohamed Abioui

Volume 3, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2020, , Pages 128-133

  The "Barrocal" city Park of Castelo Branco is an urban park developed to protect the geoheritage of the tardi-Variscan granite landscapes of the only city existing in the area of the Naturtejo UNESCO Global Geopark. The "Barrocal" Granite is part of a Late Carboniferous unusual reversely zone intrusion ...  Read More

11. Rock Art Conservation and Geotourism: A practical example from Foum Chenna engravings site, Morocco

Mohamed Abioui; Lhassan M Barki; Mohammed Benssaou; Abdelkrim Ezaidi; Nezha El Kamali

Volume 2, Issue 1 , Summer and Autumn 2019, , Pages 1-11

  The rock engravings, the subject of this article, are artistic representations made by people from cultural communities who no longer exist. The rock art was a way of expressing their thoughts, culture and beliefs, before the invention of writing. The engravings represent an archive of an ancient civilization ...  Read More

12. A Review of Geotourism and Geoparks: Is Africa missing out on this new mechanism for the development of sustainable tourism?

Percy Mabvuto Ngwira

Volume 2, Issue 1 , Summer and Autumn 2019, , Pages 26-39

  This paper uses sustainable tourism development paradigm to demonstrate the economic, social-cultural and environmental potentialities presented by ‘Geotourism’ and its primary product ‘Geoparks’ in the quest for sustainable tourism development in Africa. Utilising secondary data ...  Read More

13. Marketing Geotourism to Potential Australian Geotourists

Angus Robinson

Volume 1, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2018, , Pages 28-36

  In Australia, geotourism is defined as tourism which focuses on an area's geology and landscape as the basis for providing visitor engagement, learning and enjoyment.Geotourism has great potential as a new nature-based tourism product. Where-ever tourism contributes a direct environmental benefit to ...  Read More

14. Geotourism and Cultural Heritage

Kerran Olson; Ross Dowling

Volume 1, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2018, , Pages 37-41

  Geotourism is often thought to refer solely to ‘geological tourism’, however, more recent views suggest that the term in fact refers much more broadly to encompass not only geology, but also fauna and flora as well as cultural aspects. An area’s geo-heritage can be defined as the geological ...  Read More