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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.

Scotland’s Geodiversity Charter was launched in June 2012. By summer 2016, 60 organisations had signed the Charter.

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

The Charter’s vision 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