Potential geoheritage sites in Ethiopia: Challenges of their promotion and conservation

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

9 Citations (Scopus)


This chapter outlines a summary of potential geoheritage sites in Ethiopia and discusses some promotion and conservation challenges. Ethiopia can be considered as one of the major geoheritage hotspots in the world. It hosts unique and diverse geological features including active volcanic and tectonic processes leading to the birth of a new oceanic crust. It also hosts most of the famous hominid-bearing sedimentary successions where the key to the understanding of human origins lies. Its civilization and cultural history is also strongly recorded in numerous monuments of rock including ancient stelae and rock-hewn churches. However, Ethiopia has yet to capitalize on its immense geoheritage resources and pursue an active geoconservation strategy if its economy is to benefit from a sustainable use of these resources.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGeoheritage
Subtitle of host publicationAssessment, Protection, and Management
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9780128095423
ISBN (Print)9780128095317
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Earth and Planetary Sciences


Dive into the research topics of 'Potential geoheritage sites in Ethiopia: Challenges of their promotion and conservation'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this