Canary Islands, Spain

16-20 November 2015


VOLCANDPARK is the international congress devoted to the management, the raising of awareness, and geotourism in protected volcanic areas. It aims to provide a unique opportunity to bring together people from many different fields (scientists, administrators, politicians, tour operators, etc), any of whom may become involved in some way in territorial planning, management and promotion of protected volcanic areas (national and natural parks, natural reserves, etc.). The 1ST VOLCANPARK took place in 2012 in Olot (Spain), in La Garrotxa Volcanic Zone Natural Park, and this second one is going to be held in Lanzarote, Canary Islands, Spain, in November 16-20, 2015. Lanzarote is now the site of the new geopark: Lanzarote Geoparque y Archipiélago Chinijo


Goal of the Conference:

The conference is organised by the IAVCEI Commission on Volcano Geoheritage and Protected Volcanic Landscapes (VGPL), the Casa de Los Volcanes of Lanzarote (Canary Islands, Spain), the Group of Volcanology, CSIC, Barcelona. The main aim of the conference is to offer an open forum of discussion on the main aspects related knowledge, preservation and management of volcanic landscapes. Aspects such as the contribution of scientific knowledge to the management of protected volcanic areas,  the identification of scientific values of protected volcanic areas, the evaluation of threats to the integrity of volcanic landscapes from activities such as agricultural practices and livestock grazing, forestry practices, mining of volcanic materials, geothermal development, and development of built infrastructure,  the communication of heritage values through education and interpretation, or geotourism as a factor of economic and community sustainable development in protected volcanic areas, will be considered in this conference.

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