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Valuing and protecting our environment

Geology for Society is now available in 13 European languages

Environmental policy and management based on an ‘ecosystems services’ approach depend on taking a truly holistic view of ecosystems and the environment. The importance of geology and the geosphere to environmental protection and ecosystem service provision are all too often overlooked – in fact they shape our landscape, interact with the atmosphere and hydrosphere, and sustain living systems.

Background Holistic Environmental Managament  



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Examples of Holistic Environmental Management

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Geoscientist ArticleGeoscientist Magazine

  • Act Local! - Article, Nov 2016
  • Decent Exposure - As part of the Society's 100 geosites project, Rob Butler looks at some of these islands' great outcrops.

Why is geodiversity important?

Shale Gas: Marcellus Shale

Read about geodiversity and why it's important on the Natural England website.

Original report

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Aimed at policy and decision-makers as well as the wider public, 'Geology for Society' outlines the importance of geology to our society.