1. Assessment of Potential Geoheritage Sites, Promotion of Geotourism and Geoconservation of Kachchh District, India

Ganesh Prasad Muduli; Manisha Kumari; T Mahalakshmi

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 24 April 2022


  Investigation of new geoheritage sites, their conservation and promotion for tourism development have become a recent trend in the tourism sector. The Indian subcontinent exhibits a wide range of geological and geomorphological features, many with global significance. The Kachchh district of Gujarat ...  Read More

2. Digital Coalescence and Consolidated Geoconservation Outcomes: A Case Study Using ArcGIS Mobile Applications at Tasmanian Coastal Geoconservation Sites

Jake Crisp; Joanna Ellison; Andrew Fischer

Volume 5, Issue 1 , June 2022, , Pages 1-28


  Geoconservation outcomes are hindered by highly subjective and conflicting criteria, varying assessment objectives, disparities in geoconservation strategy steps and the inadequate capturing and representation of geological data in dynamically changing inventories. Review shows that geoconservation outcomes ...  Read More

3. Overview of the Les Isnards Ammonite Slab Geoheritage Site (Digne-les-Bains, Southeastern France)

Didier Bert; Jean-Simon Pagès

Volume 4, Issue 2 , December 2021, , Pages 330-337


  The Digne-les-Bains ammonite slab is one of the most impressive geosites of the UNESCO Global Geopark of Haute-Provence and Réserve Naturelle Nationale Géologique de Haute-Provence. Its importance rests on the number of fossils as well as their size and the high quality of the outcrop and ...  Read More

4. Establishing the Lower-Middle Jurassic Boundary in the UNESCO Global Geopark Molina & Alto Tajo (Central Spain)

Antonio Goy; Soledad Ureta; Luis Carcavilla

Volume 4, Issue 2 , December 2021, , Pages 357-367


  The Global Boundary Stratotype Section and Point (GSSP) of the Aalenian Stage (base of the Middle Jurassic), was established in Fuentelsaz (Central Spain) by the International Commission on Stratigraphy (ICS) of the International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS) in 2000. This stratotype is one of ...  Read More

5. The Dinosaur Tracks of Bad Essen-Barkhausen in The UNESCO Global Geopark TERRA.vita (NW Germany): 100 Years Of Development From an Industrial Quarry to An Open-air Museum

Tobias Fischer; Patrick Chellouche; Martin G. Lockley; Christian A. Meyer

Volume 4, Issue 2 , December 2021, , Pages 378-388


  The low level of the Jurassic sea in the area of Bad Essen-Barkhausen (Wiehen Mountains, NW Germany) was a precondition for the migration of a herd of sauropods and theropods through this coastal area about 153 million years ago. The dinosaurs left at least 11 trackways on a single fine-grained siltstone ...  Read More

6. Lower Cretaceous Fossil Site near Leše: First Heteromorphic Ammonoid Site in Slovenia and Karawanken/Karavanke UNESCO Global Geopark

Matija Križnar; Darja Komar; Mojca Bedjanič; Gerald Hartmann; Aljoša Šafran; Ivan Ocepek

Volume 4, Issue 2 , December 2021, , Pages 440-446


  The cross-border Geopark Karawanken/ Karavanke was established in 2011 to reflect the diverse geological composition and varied and rich natural and cultural heritage of the area. The wealth of geological heritage is reflected in numerous, already existing geosites, exceptional and unique on a global ...  Read More

7. Messel Pit UNESCO World Heritage Fossil Site in the UNESCO Global Geopark Bergstrasse-Odenwald, Germany – Challenges of Geoscience Popularisation in a Complex Geoheritage Context

Marie-Luise Frey; Pascal Schmitz; Jutta Weber

Volume 4, Issue 2 , December 2021, , Pages 524-546


  Despite its paleontological importance, the Messel Pit was under threat to become a waste disposal site, and its eventual designation as the first Natural World Heritage UNESCO geosite in Germany followed an intense fight in which numerous principles of geoheritage and geoscience popularization were ...  Read More

8. A Window onto the Eocene (Cenozoic): The Palaeontological Record of the Sobrarbe-Pirineos UNESCO Global Geopark (Huesca, Aragon, Spain)

Jose Ignacio Canudo; Ainara Badiola; Anchel Belmonte; Jesús Cardiel; Gloria Cuenca-Bescos; Ester Diaz Berenguer; Fernando Ferratges; Miguel Moreno Azanza; Adan Perez Garcia; Manuel Perez Pueyo; Roi Silva Casal; Samuel Zamora Iranzo

Volume 4, Issue 2 , December 2021, , Pages 561-572


  The Sobrarbe-Pirineos UNESCO Global Geopark, located in the Central Pyrenees, is a region of remarkable geodiversity that includes extensive Eocene fossil-bearing sites and constitutes an important archive of paleobiodiversity. The Sobrarbe-Pirineos Geopark hosts outcrops of Eocene formations bearing ...  Read More

9. Oligocene Trace Fossil Geoconservation and Geoheritage: On the Mammals Tracks of the Luberon UNESCO Global Geopark

Pauline Coster; Stephane Legal

Volume 4, Issue 2 , December 2021, , Pages 613-620


  Trace fossils represent an important component of the Earth’s heritage that provide important keys for learning about the diversity and evolution of life and environments through time. They represent a rich and fragile geoheritage that requires special geoconservation measures.The Saignon tracksite, ...  Read More

10. 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

Volume 4, Issue 1 , June 2021, , Pages 121-130


  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

11. The Piesberg: A NW-German site of international importance for the Pennsylvanian (Late Carboniferous)

Angelika Leipner; Tobias Fischer; Patrick Chellouche

Volume 4, Issue 1 , June 2021, , Pages 218-234


  Piesberg quarry is famous for its Upper Carboniferous plant and arthropod fossils, including several holotypes of flying insects. The high degree of maturity of the Piesberg strata, such as the presence of anthracitic coal, quartzite, and large quartz crystals, led to controversies over a possible underlying ...  Read More

12. Late Paleozoic Petrified Trees of the Bohemian Paradise - An Insight into the Tropical Forest in Central Europe

Václav Mencl; Radek Mikuláš; Blanka Nedvědická

Volume 4, Issue 1 , June 2021, , Pages 235-244


  The late Paleozoic deposits in several basins of the Bohemian Massif are well known for their rich abundance of petrified tree trunks. The area of the UNESCO Global Geopark Bohemian Paradise includes a substantial part of one of the largest ones, the Krkonoše Piedmont Basin. Deposits of this basin ...  Read More

13. Geoconservation and Geotourism on Fossil Forest of the Aragoncillo Range, Molina-Alto Tajo UNESCO Global Geopark (central Spain)

Yolanda Sanchez Moya; Carmen Alvarez-Vazquez; Luis Carcavilla; Alfonso Sopeña

Volume 4, Issue 1 , June 2021, , Pages 266-277


  The Fossil Forest of the Aragoncillo Range is one of several paleontological sites of exceptional scientific value in the Sierra de Selas (Province of Guadalajara, central Spain). This shows an accumulation of silicified tree trunks along with well-preserved macro- and microflora of lower Permian age. ...  Read More

14. The Late Permian Kupferschiefer Fossils and the Geological Educational Trail in the UNESCO Global Geopark TERRA.vita (NW Germany)

Tobias Fischer; Lothar Schöllmann; Johannes Haunert

Volume 4, Issue 1 , June 2021, , Pages 278-289


  The iconic Kupferschiefer is a stratigraphic marker horizon of the Upper Permian in Northern and Central Europe, which is recognized internationally as a unique stratum because of its outstanding preservation of fish, reptile, and plant fossils. In the UNESCO Global Geopark TERRA.vita, Kupferschiefer ...  Read More

15. Conservation of Geomorpological Heritage in the Homolje Area (Eastern SERBIA) - Current State and Perspectives

Đurđa Miljković; Ljupče Miljković; Mlađen Jovanović

Volume 3, Issue 2 , November 2020, , Pages 49-61


  Homolje is one of the most developed geomorphological areas in Eastern Serbia. Shallow karsts prevail across this region with cover vegetation and soil, with developed surfaces, and underground karst landforms. This type of terrain leads to the occurrence of different geomorphological landforms that ...  Read More

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

Julie Palmer; Karoly Nemeth; Alan Palmer; Szabolcs Kosik

Volume 3, Issue 2 , November 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

17. The Ghosts of Old Volcanoes, a Geoheritage Trail Concept for Eastern Coromandel Peninsula, New Zealand

Ilmars Gravis; Karoly Nemeth; Chris Twemlow; Boglarka Nemeth

Volume 3, Issue 1 , June 2020, , Pages 40-57


  Re-imagining the geotourism experience through the lens of slow tourism, in this paper we lay out a pathway towards a more nourishing, engaging, and educational experience that contributes to both geoconservation and a reshaping of the tourism economy in light of recent disruption caused by the Covid-19 ...  Read More

18. Geoheritage Sites and Geoconservation at Pha Chan - Sam Phan Bok Geopark, Ubon Ratchathani Province, Thailand

Vimoltip Singtuen; Krit Won-In

Volume 2, Issue 1 , December 2019, , Pages 11-25


  The Pha Chan - Sam Phan Bok Geopark is at the easternmost part of Thailand and has the border with Laos. Furthermore, it is the most famous Mekong River Civilization area and dominated by sedimentary rocks of the Khorat Plateau. Different erosion rate produces spectacular landforms such as potholes, ...  Read More