Challenge of ?Geotourism? And ?Sustainable Development?, And Proposing Some Models For Protection And Conservation Of Geoparks

Category Other
Group GSI.IR
Location 23th symposium on geosciences
Holding Date 05 May 2008

     Geopark and geotourism are among the subjects which have been developed during recent years; in the meantime, conservation and protection of geological phenomena have turned to be a serious problem. Introducing and advertising such phenomena attracts public attention and increases visits of these sites which in itself is a threat to them; in such cases, the policy of ?Protection before Publication? must be exerted. Also some group visits to geosites wear out the fossil and mineral resources and disrupt the researches and exploratory studies. In this paper, Azarshahr?s Travertine Springs are to be studied as a case study of ?in Danger? sites and herewith some protection models for geosites will be provided.

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