Dictionary of Geotourism

2020 Edition
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Geopark, Social Regulations and Controls

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-2538-0_877

To protect geological heritage and ensure the geopark management, a specific plan is needed to adjust and relocate local residents and people. First, detailed studies of the distribution, scale, and socio-economic conditions of the local residents and the industrial development of the area must be conducted. Based on these studies, feasible resettlement programmes can be formulated (e.g., preservation, compression, relocation, and aggregation plans). Estimates must be made of the number of jobs that could be created and how the geopark management and local industries will be adjusted during and after the establishment of the geopark. These social regulations and controls should be consistent with the local city and town plans, new rural planning and other land use plans.

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