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TitleGeoconservation, history of
Author(s)Brilha, J. B.
Editor(s)Tiess, Günter
Majumder, Tapan
Cameron, Peter
Issue date2015
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Abstract(s)[Excerto] The word "geoconservation" was probably used for the first time in Tasmania (Australia) in the beginning of the 1990s (Sharples 1993). Sharples, a pioneer of Australian geoconservation, reports that during the period of 1993-1994, the Forestry Commission of Tasmania prepared several reports with preliminary inventories of landforms in the state forests of Tasmania in order to facilitate "the conservation of Earth systems ('Geoconservation')" (Sharples 1993). However, initiatives to protect particular geological and geomorphological features started centuries before, during the seventeenth century. The first example of the protection of geological features dates back to 1668, concerning the protection of the Baumannshöhle cave in the Harz Mountains in Germany (Grube 1994)...
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