Special Issue on Exploration of Geoheritage, Geoparks and Geotourism

Published 08 July, 2020

Our planet Earth is blessed with distinguished geographical and geological diversity and heritage that helps us understand its evolutionary trends and history. In recent years, geosites, geodiversity, geoheritage, geomonuments, geoparks, geotourism and geoconservation have evolved. The different geoheritage sites in geoparks possess educational, scientific, aesthetic and cultural value. At present, there are 147 UNESCO Global Geoparks in 41 countries and a large number at a national level.

The more spectacular a site, the greater the potential to convert it into a geopark and renowned geotourism hub. Simple measures to protect them and raise visibility and awareness can make a significant difference. For example, it is important to not only influence policy makers to protect prospective geoheritage sites, but to encourage tourism departments to popularise them. This special issue will contain conceptual and empirical works analysing these issues. We hope it will be of immense benefit to policy-makers, environmentalists, conservationists, practitioners, scientific and the academic community.

We welcome submissions exploring the following tentative themes:

  • Concepts, methods, approaches and practices
  • Geoheritage, geoparks, geosites, geodiversity
  • National parks, geotourism, geoeducation
  • Geoconservation, protection, management, policies
  • Integrated development for a sustainable future earth

Guest Editors

  • Dr. Subhash Anand: Associate Professor in Geography, Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi (India); Executive Member, Commission on Geoheritage, International Geographical Union (IGU).
  • Prof. Dongying Wei: Professor in Geography, Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China; Chair, Commission on Geoheritage, International Geographical Union.
  • Prof. Bathula Srinagesh: Professor, Department of Geography, Osmania University, Hyderabad, India; Executive Member, Commission on Local & Regional Development, International Geographical Union.
  • Prof. R. B. Singh: Secretary General and Treasurer, International Geographical Union (IGU).

Submission Guidelines

Please follow the Guide for Authors. The font should be Times New Roman and all figures, tables and plates should be cited in the text. As far as possible, use your own prepared figures, tables and plates, otherwise permissions will be needed from the original authors and publisher. The full-length paper (4,000-6,000 words), including abstract (150-250 words) and keywords should be submitted no later than 30 September 2020.

All communication could be directed to: Dr. Subhash Anand, 91 -9213519408, email: sanandpv@yahoo.co.insanandpvs@gmail.com

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