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dc.contributor.authorGordon, John E.
dc.contributor.authorCrofts, Roger
dc.contributor.authorDíaz-Martínez, Enrique
dc.contributor.authorWoo, Kyung Sik
dc.identifier.citationGordon , J E , Crofts , R , Díaz-Martínez , E & Woo , K S 2018 , ' Enhancing the role of geoconservation in protected area management and nature conservation ' , Geoheritage , vol. 10 , no. 2 , pp. 191-203 .
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 250572659
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dc.identifier.otherScopus: 85023752962
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dc.description.abstractAcknowledgement by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) that geodiversity is part of natural diversity and geoheritage is part of natural heritage should help to strengthen the position and delivery of geoconservation through engagement with the wider nature conservation agenda. In particular, we identify six key areas offering opportunities to enhance the standing and mainstreaming of geoconservation: (1) integrating geoconservation principles in protected area management, including the promotion of geoheritage conservation across the full range of IUCN Protected Area Management Categories; (2) supporting biodiversity conservation and adaptation to climate change through the nature-based solutions approach and ‘conserving nature’s stage’; (3) contributing to natural capital and ecosystem services valuation; (4) contributing to conservation in the marine environment; (5) enhancing the connections between people, place, and nature and contributing to human well-being; and (6) promoting ecosystem stewardship and contributing to the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Adoption of a more outward-looking approach should help to progress the integration of geoconservation within nature conservation, protected area planning and management, and broader environmental strategies and policies.
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dc.subjectEcosystem servicesen
dc.subjectGeoconservation principlesen
dc.subjectNature conservation agendaen
dc.subjectG Geography (General)en
dc.subjectGE Environmental Sciencesen
dc.subjectQE Geologyen
dc.subjectHD28 Management. Industrial Managementen
dc.subjectGeography, Planning and Developmenten
dc.subjectNature and Landscape Conservationen
dc.subjectEarth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)en
dc.subjectSDG 13 - Climate Actionen
dc.subjectSDG 14 - Life Below Wateren
dc.titleEnhancing the role of geoconservation in protected area management and nature conservationen
dc.typeJournal articleen
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dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. School of Geography and Geosciencesen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. School of Geography & Sustainable Developmenten
dc.description.statusPeer revieweden

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