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Scotland’s Geodiversity Charter

Signatories pledge to ensure that our geodiversity is considered and conserved, and can continue to provide essential benefits for Scotland.

Our world-class geodiversity not only forms the foundation of our ecosystems, but it also provides Scotland’s people with vital benefits and services.

In recognition of our geodiversity’s wider role and value Scotland’s Geodiversity Charter was launched by the Scottish Geodiversity Forum and its partners in June 2012. After a consultative review in 2017 it was refreshed and relaunched for a second five year period from 2018-2023.

The Charter’s vision, supported by 96 organisations large and small, from across Scotland and beyond, is for geodiversity to be seen as integral and vital to our environment, economy, heritage and future sustainability, and thus protected for now and for the future.

The Charter suggests actions that stakeholders can take to help raise awareness of our geodiversity and ensure its sustainable management. Case studies provide further ideas.

A working group of the Scottish Geodiversity Forum drew up the Charter.

Support was provided by:

  • Scottish Government
  • Scottish Natural Heritage
  • British Geological Survey
  • GeoConservationUK