Geoheritage

Geoheritage

Every country has various unique geological and geomorphologic features which constitute its geoheritage. Geoheritage has been a neglected feature in the conservation landscape of India. In advanced countries the concept of geoheritage and geoparks has found much traction with sites being properly protected as part of larger bio-diverse landscapes and form part of tourism circuits.

INTACH Survey and documented geo-monument sites which resulted into a monograph outlining threats and recommendations for their conservation. The objective of this initiative is to influence the policy makers to adopt the draft legislation for protection of geo-heritage sites. Moreover it is anticipated that more sites of such interests are recognized over India.