ARTYKUŁY INFORMACYJNE Inwentaryzacja i ocena atrakcyjności geostanowisk województwa śląskiego

Ryszard Chybiorz, Maja Kowalska


Inventory and assessment of the attractiveness of geosites in the Silesian Voivodeship (southern Poland).
A b s t r a c t. This article presents the inventory and assessment of the attractiveness of educational and research geosites as tourist destinations in the Silesian Voivodeship. The work was performed according to the criteria of the Polish Central Register of Geosites, as maintained by the Polish Geological Institute – National Research Institute. Despite the centuries of mining for mineral resources and a strong pressure from settlements and industry, many sites of geological and geomorphological interest have been preserved in the Voivodeship as part of both domestic and European natural heritage. The most valuable geosites of the Silesian Voivodeship should be protected and/or open to the public as geotourism products.

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