Ezzoura Errami, Margaret Brocx, Vic Semeniuk (Eds.)
From Geoheritage to Geoparks. Case Studies from Africa and Beyond
2015, XII, 269 p. 216, illus., 200 illus. in color., Springer, ISBN 978-3-319-10707-3
From the publisher:
Provides global case studies for geopark management.
The first book on African and Arabian geoparks, with numerous color photographs.
Contains abstracts in English, French, and Arabic.
This unique book is dedicated to helping promote geoheritage, geoconservation, and geoparks in Africa and the Middle East. Local, regional, global and thematic case studies including a geoheritage toolkit are used to illustrate the scope and depth of geoheritage and highlight some current geoparks and aspiring candidates in Africa, the Middle East, China, Europe, and Australia.
This special issue mainly consists of the proceedings of the First International Conference on Geoparks in Africa and Middle East (FICGAME) held in El Jadida, Morocco, in 2011. The conference, hosted by the Faculty of Sciences of Chouaib Doukkali University, was organized by the African Geoparks Network and the African Association of Women in Geosciences in collaboration with the UNESCO Cairo Office.
Table of contents
Geoheritage and Geoparks in Africa and Middle-East: Challenges and Perspectives. Geotourism and Geoparks: Africa's Current Prospects for Sustainable Rural Development and Poverty Alleviation. Geosites, Sites of Special Scientific Interest, and Potential Geoparks in the Anti-Atlas (Morocco). Use of Website and GIS Databases for Enhancement of Geosites in Algeria. Dinosaur Track Sites in Algeria: A Significant National Geological Heritage in Danger. Geoparks in China. Using the Geoheritage Tool-kit to Identify inter-related Geological Features at Various Scales for Designating Geoparks - Case Studies from Western Australia.