Zagadnienia ochrony przyrody nieożywionej w pierwszych latach działalności Państwowego Instytutu Geologicznego

Janusz Skoczylas


The issues of inanimate nature protecton in the first years of the Polish Geological Institute.
A b s t r a c t. The article refers to the ongoing discussion around the idea of geological heritage protection. In this context, the genesis, course and results of the activities of the Commission for Nature Conservation of the Polish Geological Institute, operating in 1926–1934, have been recalled. This commission, acting on the initiative of S. Małkowski, contributed to the recognition, implementation and dissemination of the idea of protection of geological features. It also made a significant contribution to the theoretical and practical achievements in this area. Due to many publications, the results of commission's activity were disseminated in the country and abroad. In 1928, the “Zabytki Przyrody Nieożywionej Rzeczpospolitej Polskiej” (Eng. “Monuments of Geological Features of the Republic of Poland”, Fr. “Monuments de la Nature Inanimée de la République Polonaise”) was the only journal in the world that specialized exclusively on the geological features.

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