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The Geologists’ Association and geoconservation: history and achievements

C. P. Green
C. P. Green
Department of Geography, Royal Holloway University of London, Egham, Surrey TW20 0EX, UK (e-mail:
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January 01, 2008


The vulnerability of the geological record and of the natural environment in general was recognized in the nineteenth century. The Geologists' Association (GA) contributed to the national debate after the First World War and was active in consultations leading to the development of conservation policy and legislation in the 1940s. The geological issues attracted less attention in the 1950s and 1960s, but in the years that followed the GA became increasingly involved in conservation initiatives. The Fieldwork Code was published, the Curry Fund established and the GA became active in supplying the geological input to a wide variety of environmental conservation campaigns.

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The History of Geoconservation

C. V. Burek
C. V. Burek
University of Chester, UK
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C. D. Prosser
C. D. Prosser
Natural England, UK
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Geological Society of London
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January 01, 2008




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