Prospects of creating of network geoparks in Ukraine

  • V. V. Fundova Oles Honchar Dnipropetrovsk National University,


Majority of the most interesting and famous places in the world associated with various geological and geomorphological formations. Most people settled directly at or near such places, use them for defense or hold religious ceremonies. Over time the value and functions of such places has changed. They have become important for the study of the Earth's history, demonstrating various geological and geomorphological processes and resulting forms of relief. They also gained importance as tourist sites terrain. People were more interested in objects of the geological heritage and the number of people willing to visit them was more. The problem was their conservation and rational use, and need for further study of these objects increased. So people have been started creating geological parks. The territory of Ukraine also has a rich and varied geological heritage and the development of network natural landscape parks, but the question of creation of geological parks is very serious. The purpose of research is to rationale the need for geological parks in Ukraine. The analysis and generalization of work was conducted, which has already been accomplished on the way to the conservation of geological heritage. Several major problems highlighted as of today, with which geologists have encountered and which require quick solution. Also, a brief overview of geological objects was introduced at work. These objects are the most promising for the creation in their territories geological parks. Namely, it is geological objects Eagle’s Nest, Podil’ski Tovtry, Bug Gard, outcrop Stylske, Stone Tombs (Kamenny Mogile), Vysachky’ salt dome, glaciotectonic mountain Piviha in Poltava region, basalt columns «Ivanova Valley», Zacharovana Valley (Smerecov a Stone), Kanevsk glaciotectonic mountains.Key  words: geological monuments (geosites), geological parks (geoparks), geological heritage, Nature Reserve Land 

Author Biography

V. V. Fundova, Oles Honchar Dnipropetrovsk National University,
Oles Honchar Dnipropetrovsk National University, student


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How to Cite
Fundova, V. (2016). Prospects of creating of network geoparks in Ukraine. Journal of Geology, Geography and Geoecology, 24(1), 139-143.