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

Geoconservation
6. 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

http://dx.doi.org/10.30486/gcr.2020.1911147.1034

Abstract
  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

7. 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

8. 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

9. 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

10. 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

Geoconservation
11. Trace Fossils in Permian Rocks of English Riviera UNESCO Global Geopark

Malcolm Hart; Christopher Smart

Volume 4, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2021

http://dx.doi.org/10.30486/gcr.2020.1908113.1031

Abstract
  The Permian breccias, conglomerates and sandstones of the English Riviera UNESCO Global geopark were deposited in quite harsh, desert environments just north of the Permian Equator. Body fossil evidence is completely lacking but rare trace fossils provide evidence of a land-based community. There is ...  Read More

12. 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

13. 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

14. 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

Geoconservation
15. The Coral-Rich Devonian Limestones of the English Riviera UNESCO Global Geopark

Malcolm Hart; Christopher Smart

Volume 4, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2021

http://dx.doi.org/10.30486/gcr.2021.1907467.1030

Abstract
  The coral-rich limestones of the English Riviera UNESCO Global Geopark were an important component of the original definition of the Devonian System, introduced by Sedgwick and Murchison in 1840. They are, therefore, both a local highlight of the geological succession but have an important position within ...  Read More

16. 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

17. “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

18. 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

Geoconservation
19. Management of the Palaeozoic Palaeontological Heritage Associated With Metamorphic Bedrocks: Courel Mountains UNESCO Global Geopark (Spain)

Daniel Ballesteros; Manuel García-Ávila; José B. Diez; Ramón Vila; Xosé Carlos Barros; Juan Carlos Gutiérrez-Marco; Pablo Caldevilla; Martín Alemparte

Volume 4, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2021

http://dx.doi.org/10.30486/gcr.2020.1912243.1039

Abstract
  The Spanish Courel Mountains UNESCO Global Geopark has strong educational and touristic resources despite limited preservation of Paleozoic invertebrate fossil assemblages within metamorphic rocks. The paleontological sites are managed by means of their inventory and integration in a Geographical Information ...  Read More

20. 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

21. 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

22. 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

Geoconservation
23. The Silurian Section of the Valle syncline (Sierra Norte de Sevilla UNESCO Global Geopark, Spain) as an International Standard for Graptolite Biostratigraphy

Juan Carlos Gutierrez-Marco; David K. Loydell; Petr Storch

Volume 4, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2021

http://dx.doi.org/10.30486/gcr.2020.1908691.1032

Abstract
  The Paleozoic succession of the Sierra Norte de Sevilla UNESCO Global Geopark (Ossa Morena Zone of the Iberian Massif, SW Spain) includes a nearly complete Silurian succession, ca. 150 m thick, deposited in an outer shelf setting. In the core part of the Valle syncline, the El Pintado-1 section exhibits ...  Read More

25. 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