Can be found on this page are some links to texts of laws, bills, brought international legal texts etc ... on the earth sciences (especially for protection aspects).

These texts are indicative. They offer a first approach of legal information on the subject of geological heritage / geology. These pages are by no means a law course, no analysis. We draw your attention to the fact that the use of such documents by non-lawyers can cause mistakes and misinterpretations. Therefore caution in their use.

More information about geoheritage can be found on the IUGS's Geoheritage Task Group pages :

Link to the IUGS-Heritage Sites and Collections Subcommission

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International law

Convention Concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage, Paris 1972

Convention on the Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Import, Export and Transfer of Ownership of Cultural Property, 1970