Sous la direction de : Dr. J.L. Briansó & Dra. R. Estrada
Département géologie, UAB, Barcelone.
This PhD thesis aims to improve the management methodology of geoparks in the context of the transition of the figure of geoparks towards a UNESCO Program. A new management model is developed, based on the criticism of the current guidelines for management of geoparks and on the analysis of other figures of nature conservation of UNESCO. This model is based on a strategy for the social, environmental and economic sustainability.