ProGEO - International Association for the Conservation of Geological Heritage




ProGEO was established in 1993 as a European Association. In June 2021, the General Assembly decided to expand its geographical scope and now ProGEO is an International Association. This change requires some adaptations about the management and functioning structure of the association, which will be made during the next months.

We are a NGO with national groups in some countries and individual members distributed worldwide.

  the ProGEO

Is an association of all kinds of conservation practitioners and all types of geoscientists, who are involved in geoconservation as planners, as geoheritage managers and interpreters, in geological surveys, as museum curators, researchers, educationalists and those concerned with tourism.


We look to a future in which conservation of geoheritage and management of geodiversity in all landscapes is given equal prominence in all countries, integrated and on a par with other forms of biodiversity management and as a part of nature conservation. This is the focus of  ProGEO together with projects that will strengthen our capacity in this field.


ProGEO is an affiliated organisation of the IUGS (International Union of Geological Sciences), and a member of the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature).


  • To promote the conservation of the rich heritage of landscape, rock, fossil and mineral sites.
  • To inform a wider public of the importance of this heritage, and of its relevance to modern society.
  • To advise those responsible for protecting our geoheritage.
  • To organise and participate in research into all aspects of planning, science, management and interpretation that are relevant to geoconservation.
  • To involve countries worldwide on the exchange of ideas and information and taking a full part in conservation in a global setting, including the formulation of conventions and legislation.
  • To act towards a global list of outstanding geological sites, thus enabling full support to be given to the work of other international bodies, as well as to national initiatives towards site protection.
  • To achieve an integrated approach to nature conservation, promoting a holistic approach to the conservation of biological and geological phenomena.


Articles with amendments agreed by the electronic General Assembly in 2021

Read  the ProGEO articles.

    executive committee (central body)

  executive committee (other officers)

  • Adil Neziraj  - Albania
  • Anette Petersen - Denmark
  • João  Rocha - Portugal
  • Kevin  Page - United Kingdom
  • Terri Cook  - USA  (substitute member)
  • Margaret Brocx  -  Australia (substitute member)
  • Maria da Glória Garcia  -  Brazil (substitute member)



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