© 2015

From Geoheritage to Geoparks

Case Studies from Africa and Beyond

  • Ezzoura Errami
  • Margaret Brocx
  • Vic Semeniuk

Part of the Geoheritage, Geoparks and Geotourism book series (GGAG)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. History of Geoheritage, Geoparks and Geotourism

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Ezzoura Errami, Gabi Schneider, Nasser Ennih, Hasina Nirina Randrianaly, Abderrahmane Bendaoud, Abdelmajid Noubhani et al.
      Pages 3-23
  3. History of Geoheritage, Geoparks and Geotourism: Case Studies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 55-55
    2. E. Druguet, A. Rahimi, J. Carreras, L. M. Castaño, I. Sánchez-Sorribes
      Pages 81-90
    3. O. Saddiqi, E. Rjimati, A. Michard, A. Soulaimani, H. Ouanaimi
      Pages 91-108
    4. A. Bendaoud, M. C. Chabou, O. Kolli, O. Bouzidi, S. Djemaï, H. Kaabeche
      Pages 145-156
    5. M. C. Chabou, M. Y. Laghouag, A. Bendaoud
      Pages 157-166
    6. M. Al-Wosabi, A. A. Al-Aydrus
      Pages 167-182
    7. G. T. Zangmo, A. D. Kagou, D. G. Nkouathio, P. Wandji, M. D. Gounté
      Pages 183-198
    8. A. Amorfini, A. Bartelletti, G. Ottria
      Pages 199-214
    9. Z. Zhizhong, Z. Xun, L. Changxing, Y. Xiaohong, C. Xiaoning
      Pages 215-232
    10. W. Chen, Y. Zhang, H. Qin, D. Zhu, X. Wang
      Pages 233-244

About this book


This unique book is dedicated to helping promote geoheritage, geoconservation, and geoparks in Africa and the Middle East. Local, regional, global and thematic case studies including a geoheritage toolkit are used to illustrate the scope and depth of geoheritage and highlight some current geoparks and aspiring candidates in Africa, the Middle East, China , Europe,and Australia.

 This special issue mainly consists of the proceedings of the First International Conference on Geoparks in Africa and Middle East (FICGAME) held in, El Jadida, Morocco in 2011. The conference, hosted by the Faculty of Sciences of Chouaib Doukkali University, was organized by the African Geoparks Network and the African Association of Women in Geosciences incollaboration with the UNESCO Cairo Office.


African Geoparls Network Conference on African and Arabian Geoparks FICAAG Geoconcervation Geoheritage Geoparks

Editors and affiliations

  • Ezzoura Errami
    • 1
  • Margaret Brocx
    • 2
  • Vic Semeniuk
    • 3
  1. 1.Geology DepartmentChouaib Doukkali University Faculty of SciencesEl JadidaMorocco
  2. 2.Geological Society of AustraliaNational Convenor Geological HeritageSydneyAustralia
  3. 3.V & C Semeniuk Research GroupWarwickAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title From Geoheritage to Geoparks
  • Book Subtitle Case Studies from Africa and Beyond
  • Editors Ezzoura Errami
    Margaret Brocx
    Vic Semeniuk
  • Series Title Geoheritage, Geoparks and Geotourism
  • Series Abbreviated Title Geoheritage, Geoparks, Geotourism
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science Earth and Environmental Science (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-10707-3
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-36416-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-10708-0
  • Series ISSN 2363-765X
  • Series E-ISSN 2363-7668
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XII, 269
  • Number of Illustrations 16 b/w illustrations, 200 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Nature Conservation
    Environmental Management
  • Buy this book on publisher's site


“The volume edited by Erramr et al. is strongly recommended to all specialists in geoconservation and geotourism. Geologists (professionals, students, and amateurs) working in Africa or planning their vacation on this marvelous continent will find this book enriching. lt contains a lot of examples of geological phenomena that will be worth to mention in lectures on general and environmental geology.” (Dmitry A. Ruban, Zentralblatt für Geologie und Paläontologie, Issue 1-2, 2016)

“This book is … a very valuable resource to any volcanologists working on protected volcanic landforms or wishing to be more engaged in volcanic geoheritage studies. … Overall, I find this book a very informative and interesting read that offers numerous ideas for further research on volcanic geoheritage.” (Károly Németh, Bulletin of Volcanology, Vol. 78, 2016)