Some news :

The new ProGeo Newsletter : Number 1 2017

Some announcements regarding global geoheritage matters at the end of 2015:

*  The 195 Member States of UNESCO have ratified the creation of a new label, UNESCO Global Geoparks, on 17 November 2015 during the UNESCO General Conference in Paris. This expresses governmental recognition of the importance of managing outstanding geological sites and landscapes in a holistic manner. The statutes of the new UNESCO International Geoscience and Geoparks Programme (IGGP) were also ratified during this session.  Click here to see more information. 

UNESCO Global Geoparks strive to raise awareness of geodiversity, implement effective management, and promote protection, education and tourism best practices. Together with World Heritage Sites and Biosphere Reserves, UNESCO Global Geoparks form a complete range of sustainable development tools and make an invaluable contribution to the realisation of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals by combining global and local perspectives. For more information on what is a UNESCO Global Geopark, click here. Consider attending the UNESCO Global Geopark Conference, September 2016, in the UK for important updates to this global programme.

*  The European Geosciences Union (EGU) 2016 ,17 – 22 April 2016, Austria, will be hosting the following session:  Geoheritage and Geodiversity Matter: Themes, Links and Interactions, SSS3.6/EOS7 (co-organized) This session is inter-disciplinary and trans-disciplinary. In particular we invite presentations and posters related to the following themes:    

*  The IUCN World Heritage Panel will meet in December 2015 to examine the nominations submitted for possible World Heritage listing in 2016. The UNESCO World Heritage Committee will convene in June 2016 and IUCN will provide its recommendations on natural sites. The IUCN World Heritage Panel provides high-quality technical, management, and scientific advice on World Heritage, and forms the official position of IUCN in its advice to the UNESCO World Heritage Committee. The Panel is composed of 10 to 12 conservation experts who are specialized in fields relevant to the World Heritage process. Two members of our GSG Steering Committee are members of the WH Panel, Jenna Boon and Ibrahim Komoo. 

The new ProGeo Newsletter : Number 1 2016

The first Newsletter of the IUCN-WCPA Geoheritage Specialist Group (GSG) is arrived.

The new IUGS E-Bulletin is arrived : N°105

Some publication about the new geoparc of Mons (Belgium) : click her

The new Heritage Stone Task Group circular is arrived : N°8

Some information on Geosites in Chile :

The new IUGS E-Bulletin is arrived : N° 96

The new IUGS E-Bulletin is arrived : N° 90

The new IUGS E-Bulletin is arrived : N° 86

The new IUGS E-Bulletin is arrived : N° 85

The new IUGS E-Bulletin is arrived : N°83

The Global Heritage Stone Circular N°6, from IUGS's "Global Heritage Stone Ressource (GHSR)"

The IUGS e-bulletin : N°81 January/February 2013

The new ProGeo newsletter : Numero 4 for 2012

The IUGS E-Bulletin : N° 80

The new IUGS E-Bulletin is arrived : N°78

Showcasing Africa's World Heritage Sites
A new website has been launched which showcases Africa?s world heritage sites at :

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