1. Rocky Start of Dinosaur National Monument (USA), The World's First Dinosaur Geoconservation Site

Kenneth Carpenter

Volume 1, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2018, , Pages 1-20

http://dx.doi.org/10.30486/gcr.2018.539322

Abstract
  The quarry museum at Dinosaur National Monument, which straddles the border between the American states of Colorado and Utah, is the classic geoconservation site where visitors can see real dinosaur bones embedded in rock and protected from the weather by a concrete and glass structure. The site was ...  Read More

2. 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

http://dx.doi.org/10.30486/gcr.2019.664488

Abstract
  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

3. Geopolitical Concerns Arising From Mining Activities in Some Parts of Nigeria and Cameroon

Rifkatu Nghargbu; K'tso Nghargbu; Shekwonyadu Iyakwari

Volume 3, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2020, , Pages 1-11

http://dx.doi.org/10.30486/gcr.2020.1876739.1013

Abstract
  Environmental problems due to mining activities in Nigeria and Cameroon have been a source of geopolitical concern. Here, we explore these issues in terms of the balance of economic benefits from mining and ensuring geological site maintenance and enhancement. The study was carried out through the use ...  Read More

5. Burmese Amber Fossils, Mining, Sales and Profits

George Poinar; Sieghard Ellenberger

Volume 3, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2020, , Pages 12-16

http://dx.doi.org/10.30486/gcr.2020.1900981.1018

Abstract
  The present work investigates the mining and sale of fossiliferous Burmese amber to determine if the profits are being used by the Myanmar military to commit atrocities against minority groups or ethnic armies within the country, as recently implied.  Our conclusion, based on the information available ...  Read More

6. From Scientific Research to Geoconservation and Geopark

Dan Grigorescu

Volume 3, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2020, , Pages 8-31

http://dx.doi.org/10.30486/gcr.2020.1904008.1025

Abstract
  The Haţeg region of Transylvania-Romania, known as the “Haţeg Country”, due to its specific character as a region wholly encircled by mountains, has been renowned for over a century for its palaeontological geosites from which dinosaur bones of several species, dinosaur eggs and hatchlings, ...  Read More

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

Vimoltip Singtuen; Krit Won-In

Volume 2, Issue 1 , Summer and Autumn 2019, , Pages 11-25

http://dx.doi.org/10.30486/gcr.2019.664490

Abstract
  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

8. The increasing need for Geographical Information Technology (GIT) tools in Geoconservation and Geotourism

Mark Williams; Melinda McHenry

Volume 3, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2020, , Pages 17-32

http://dx.doi.org/10.30486/gcr.2020.1901102.1019

Abstract
  The use of GIS, remote sensing, and other geographic tools in geoconservation and geotourism is increasing. These tools – hereafter referred to as ‘Geographic Information Technology’ (GIT) tools – have the potential to simplify workflow in geoconservation assessment and inventory, ...  Read More

9. Cave Explorers and Geoconservation in the North of England – a Changing Paradigm?

Philip Murphy; Sam Allshorn

Volume 1, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2018, , Pages 21-23

http://dx.doi.org/10.30486/gcr.2018.539323

Abstract
  Recent cave exploration in the Yorkshire Dales glaciokarst of the north of England has mainly been achieved through the removal of sediment infill from passages and entrances. This has resulted in the linking of previously fragmented cave systems to produce the world class Three Counties Cave System. ...  Read More

10. New Mineral Discovery Geosites: Valuing for Geoconservation Purposes

Dmitry Ruban

Volume 1, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2018, , Pages 24-27

http://dx.doi.org/10.30486/gcr.2018.539324

Abstract
  Discovery of new minerals contributes substantially to geoscience development. Localities where such discoveries have been made appear to be unique, and they deserve recognition as new mineral discovery geological heritage sites (NMD geosites). Valuing the latter is a complex procedure. Generally, it ...  Read More

11. 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

http://dx.doi.org/10.30486/gcr.2019.666592

Abstract
  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

12. Geoheritage Values of the Northeastern Carpathians, Transcarpathia, Ukraine

Sandor Gonczy; Gyula Fodor; Natalia Olah; Tibor Nagy; Zsuzsanna Ésik; János Szepesi

Volume 3, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2020, , Pages 32-48

http://dx.doi.org/10.30486/gcr.2020.1904340.1026

Abstract
  Transcarpathia politically is the westernmost county of Ukraine but geographically is the north–eastern part of the Carpathian–Pannonian Region. The aim of our present work is to provide a brief overview and greater publicity about the geoheritage values of Transcarpathia using 45 documented ...  Read More

13. Marketing Geotourism to Potential Australian Geotourists

Angus Robinson

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

http://dx.doi.org/10.30486/gcr.2018.539325

Abstract
  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. “Canaralele din Portul Hârșova”- Paleontological importance of the most representative Oxfordian geosite in Central Dobrogea, Romania

Delia-Georgeta Dumitraş; Dan Grigore; Diana Perşa; Mohamed Abioui

Volume 2, Issue 1 , Summer and Autumn 2019, , Pages 40-44

http://dx.doi.org/10.30486/gcr.2019.1878598.1014

Abstract
  “Canaralele din Portul Hârșova” geosite is integrated into ‘Canaralele Dunarii’ Natura 2000 site (ROSCI0022), and represents the northern part of the geologic profile in Jurassic deposits that is exposed along the Danube River valley between Hârșova and Capidava. ...  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 , Summer and Autumn 2020, , Pages 49-61

http://dx.doi.org/10.30486/gcr.2020.1903646.1024

Abstract
  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. Geotourism and Cultural Heritage

Kerran Olson; Ross Dowling

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

http://dx.doi.org/10.30486/gcr.2018.540021

Abstract
  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

17. Saving a Legacy: Conservation of the paleontology resources within the Garden Park National Natural Landmark, Colorado, USA

Daniel Grenard; Kenneth Carpenter; Andrew Smith; Melissa Smeins

Volume 2, Issue 1 , Summer and Autumn 2019, , Pages 45-62

http://dx.doi.org/10.30486/gcr.2019.1879246.1015

Abstract
    The Garden Park National Natural Landmark in central Colorado U.S.A. was established for 40 acres (0.16 sq. km) by the U.S. National Park Service in 1973 in recognition of its historical and paleontological significance. It was here that rather complete dinosaur skeletons were first discovered ...  Read More

18. 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

http://dx.doi.org/10.30486/gcr.2020.1903486.1023

Abstract
  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

20. Promoting Geoheritage Through a Field Based Geo-education Event, a Case Study of the Hungarian Geotope Day in the Bükk Region Geopark

László Sütő; Zsuzsanna Ésik; Roland Nagy; Erika Homoki; Tibor Novák; János Szepesi

Volume 3, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2020, , Pages 81-96

http://dx.doi.org/10.30486/gcr.2020.1906171.1029

Abstract
  Within the integrated network of protected geosites in nature conservation areas, nature trails have been established in Hungary since 1990. These trails play a major role in the organization of field-based geo-education activities. The Hungarian Geotope Day was established in the study area in 2009, ...  Read More

21. Geotourism and Geoconservation on the Isle of Wight, UK: Balancing Science with Commerce

Martin Simpson

Volume 1, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2018, , Pages 44-52

http://dx.doi.org/10.30486/gcr.2018.540989

Abstract
  The Isle of Wight has a rich and varied geological heritage which attracts scientists, tourists and fossil collectors, both private and commercial. Each party has a role to play in geoconservation and geotourism, but a policy on the long term curation of scientifically important specimens is essential ...  Read More

22. An Introduction to Mining Tourism Route in Yazd Province

Neda Torabi Farsani; Seyed Reza Bahadori; Seyed Abolghasem Mirzaei

Volume 3, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2020, , Pages 33-39

http://dx.doi.org/10.30486/gcr.2020.1903237.1022

Abstract
  Nowadays, mining tourism is known as a strategy for local development and an alternative economy in remote areas. Yazd province is Iran's mineral hub and has a high potential for promoting mining tourism. However, this form of tourism in the province has not been considered as it should. This paper emphasizes ...  Read More

23. 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 , Winter and Spring 2020, , Pages 40-57

http://dx.doi.org/10.30486/gcr.2020.1902258.1020

Abstract
  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

24. Geotouristic Coastal Itinerary in the South Coast of Paraíba (Northeast of Brazil)

Luciano Pereira; Arilde Alves

Volume 3, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2020, , Pages 58-76

http://dx.doi.org/10.30486/gcr.2020.1902831.1021

Abstract
  Geotouristic itineraries are important tools for the dissemination of geosciences because they work as outdoor field classes for teaching about the physical phenomena associated with the landscape in question, including the cultural one. Coastal environments are areas of great geotouristic potential ...  Read More

25. 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

http://dx.doi.org/10.30486/gcr.2020.677854

Abstract
  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