(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2012)

Document title

Valuing geodiversity and geoconservation : developing a more strategic ecosystem approach

published at : Geodiversity and Scotland

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

GORDON J.E. (1 2) ; BARRON H.F. (3) ;
(1) School of Geography and Geosciences, University of St Andrews, St Andrews, ROYAUME-UNI
(2) Scottish Natural Heritage, Edinburgh, ROYAUME-UNI
(3) British Geological Survey, Edinburgh, ROYAUME-UNI


This paper reviews the values and benefits of geodiversity and geoconservation in the context of the Strategic Objectives and National Outcomes in the Scottish Government’s National Performance Framework. A key challenge is to improve the integration of geodiversity in environmental policy and its implementation in order to deliver more holistic and sustainable environmental management and wider public benefits. The AA. advocate a more strategic, ecosystem-based approach to address : the future-proofing of ecosystem services, particularly in a context of climate change and rising sea-levels; conservation and sustainable management of geodiversity both in designated sites and in the wider countryside; raising awareness of the value of geodiversity and its contribution to ecosystem services; and improving understanding of geodiversity and key knowledge gaps. Such an approach is adopted in the Scotland’s Geodiversity Charter.


Thematical fascicle

published at : Scottish geographical journal / ISSN 1751-665X

Editor : Taylor & Francis, Abingdon - ROYAUME-UNI (1999)

Millesime : 2012, vol. 128, no 3-4 [pp. 278-297]

Bibliographic references : 4 p.




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