The RIV3P meeting (Rencontre Internationale sur la Valorisation et la Préservation du Patrimoine Paléontologique) takes place takes every two years, hosted by a Moroccan university. Chouaib Doukkali University will host this 8th edition, previously scheduled for 2020 but postponed due to the pandemic, and international researchers are welcomed. The objectives of the meeting are: reinforcement of cooperation between researchers and socio-economic actors; raising awareness and involvement of local communities in protecting and valourizing geoheritage through the creation of museums and geoparks; and approaching the pedagogical problem of palaeontology teaching which is about to disappear from Moroccan universities, becoming ‘extinct’ like the fossils. The main topic of the meeting is therefore ‘Geoheritage and sustainable development'. A post-meeting excursion is planned.