1. Geoheritage is a constituent part of natural heritage, encompassing the heritage values (scientific, pedagogic, cultural, archaeological, ecological, etc.) associated with geological and geomorphological sites 1.
2. Globally, nationally, state-wide, to local features of geology such as its igneous, metamorphic, sedimentary, stratigraphic, structural, geochemical, mineralogic, palaentologic, geomorphic, pedagogic, and hydrologic attributes at all scales, that are intrinsically important sites or culturally important sites, that offer information or insights into the formation and evolution of the Earth, or into the history of science, or that can be used for research, teaching or reference 2.
The Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe (2004) 1
Brocx (2008) 2
References & Websites
- The Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe (2004). Recommendation Rec(2004)3 on conservation of the geological heritage and areas of special geological interest. 883rd meeting of the Ministers’ Deputies.
- Brocx (2008). Geoheritage, from global perspectives to local principles for conservation and planning. West Australian Museum, Perth.