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WCC 2012 Res 048 - Activity Report

General Information
IUCN Constituent: 
Sociedad Geológica de España
IUCN Constituent type: 
IUCN Member
Period covered: 
Geographic scope: 
In implementing this Resolution your organization has worked/consulted with...
IUCN Members: 
Sociedad Española para la Defensa del Patrimonio Geológico y Minero ( SEDPGYM ) / Spain
International Association for the Conservation of Geological Heritage ( ProGEO ) / Sweden
IUCN Commissions: 
IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas 2013-2016 (WCPA)
Other non-IUCN related organisations: 
Geological Survey of Spain (IGME)
Indicate and briefly describe any actions that have been carried out to implement this Resolution: 
Convene stakeholders/NetworkingThe three IUCN members (SGE, ProGEO and SEDPGyM) are active in networking towards the implementation of this resolution, not just for the period of the programme, but also continued thereof. and contacting stakeholders amongst the education, tourism and nature conservation communities within their own geographical and thematic/sectorial fields of action. These include the organization of meetings and scientific symposia.On-going
Policy influencing/advocacyAll three organizations (xx) promote advocacy in their context, trying to influence the regional, national and international governments and institutions, developing new policy approaches, negotiations and discussions, assisting in the development and improvement of legislation relating to conservation; encouraging governments to adhere to and implement international agreements relating to geoconservation, establishing governance structures (multi-stakeholders dialogues, task forces, governmental bodies, etc.). This includes active participation in the Geoheritage Specialist Group of the WCPA of IUCN.On-going
Scientific/technical activitiesPromotion and development of geoheritage inventories, including data collection, research, monitoring of sites and collections, development of new methodologies, etc., not only in Europe but also in Latin AMerica and Africa.On-going
Please report on the result /achievement of the actions taken: 
The specified actions are ongoing and not limited to the year 2018. Very slowly and gradually, IUCN members and secretariat assume geoconservation concepts, but there is still a long way to go ahead. Inclusion in the IUCN Programme is a key step towards the effective implementation of the few geoconservation resolutions (WCC-2008-Res-040, WCC-2012-Res-048 and WCC-2016-Res-083).
What challenges have you encountered in implementing this Resolution and what measures have you taken to overcome them?: 
So far, the IUCN intercongress programmes do not consider, not even mention, geoconservation, geoheritage or geodiversity. This resolution (WCC-2012-Res-048) calls for the use of inclusive terms (nature, natural diversity, natural heritage) to avoid the exclusion of geoheritage and geodiversity. This is yet to be seen, and that is why we are continuing with the actions.
Identify and briefly describe what future actions are planned for the implementation of this Resolution: 
Future ActionDescription
Policy influencing/advocacyContinue with all the aforementioned actions at all administrative levels.
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