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The following page maintained by the Geological Society of London contains links to a number of fossil collecting codes. Fieldwork and specimen collecting codes of conduct
Governmental and statutory bodies:
The bodies listed below are involved in the management and protection of geological and palaeontological resources. Currently only UK bodies are listed, but we will expand this page to include other countries over time.UK bodies:
UK-wide: The Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC)
This governmental statutory advisory body works at the UK level to fulfill the obligations and commitments of the UK with respect to national and international laws and agreements on biodiversity and geodiversity. JNCC
JNCC has responsibilities for identifying, protecting and managing geological sites that are important for their fossil and/or mineral content or general geological interest under their Earth Heritage conservation remit. Earth Heritage
The following bodies are responsible for a range of nature conservation, geodiversity and access issues within their own area of the UK and all contribute to the work of the JNCC. All of the bodies have sections that address geodiversity.
Geoconservation and geodiversity bodies:
The bodies listed below represent a range of groups that vary in their scale and remit.