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'''<font size=6>RIGS</font>''' .......<font size=6 color=red>R</font>egionally <font size=6 color=red>I</font>mportant <font size=6 color=red>G</font>eological and Geomorphological <font size=6 color=red>S</font>ites.
'''<font size=6>RIGS</font>''' .......<font size=6 color=red>R</font>egionally <font size=6 color=red>I</font>mportant <font size=6 color=red>G</font>eological and Geomorphological <font size=6 color=red>S</font>ites.
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'''GeoConservationUK''' is made up of the membership of RIGS groups across the British Isles and exists to promote RIGS for education and public benefit. There are currently 30 member groups.
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'''GeoConservationUK''' has a membership of over 50 Local Geoconservation Groups, lately known as RIGS Groups (Regionally Important Geological and geomorphological Sites) across the British Isles.
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'''GeoConservationUK''' works towards a British Isles perspective, focusing on the common purposes and issues of local interest to RIGS groups.
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'''GeoConservationUK''' exists to promote local "Geo" sites for education and public benefit and works towards a British Isles perspective, focusing on the common purposes and issues of local interest to Groups.
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Government guidance uses the term '''Local Sites''' for these non-statutory sites, as distinct from the Sites of Special Scientific Interest [SSSIs] which are protected by government statute.
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*In England they are called '''Local Geological Sites'''.
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*In Scotland they are called '''Local Geodiversity Sites'''.
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*In Wales they are called '''Regionally Important Geodiversity Sites'''.
For more details on the Association write to:  
For more details on the Association write to:  

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RIGS .......Regionally Important Geological and Geomorphological Sites.

GeoConservationUK has a membership of over 50 Local Geoconservation Groups, lately known as RIGS Groups (Regionally Important Geological and geomorphological Sites) across the British Isles.

GeoConservationUK exists to promote local "Geo" sites for education and public benefit and works towards a British Isles perspective, focusing on the common purposes and issues of local interest to Groups.

Government guidance uses the term Local Sites for these non-statutory sites, as distinct from the Sites of Special Scientific Interest [SSSIs] which are protected by government statute.

  • In England they are called Local Geological Sites.
  • In Scotland they are called Local Geodiversity Sites.
  • In Wales they are called Regionally Important Geodiversity Sites.

For more details on the Association write to:

National Stone Centre.
Porter Lane,
Middleton by Wirksworth,
Derbyshire, DE4 4LS
Contact GeoconservationUK on
Telephone (044) 01384 443644
or by e-mail : info@geoconservationuk.org.uk

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