Welcome to the IPA PaleoParks Initiative

Our goal is to collect data on all important fossil sites, both protected and threatened or endangered, from around the world in order to create a searchable on-line database to be used for research, education and recreation. It consists of two parts--adequately protected sites where the general public is welcome and unprotected sites that might be or are endangered by any threat whatsoever. The first will provide all three values, while the second will provide only research opportunities and documentation of sites IPA will work with local authorities, scientists and other individuals to protect. The first is available on-line, the second is a secure list in order to prevent further destruction of the sites, accessible to IPA authorized individuals only.

For further information, updates and news, please click the buttons on the left.

If you have information about an endangered or threatened fossil site, please fill out the form on the New Record page to enter your data. To view the contects of the database, go to the Search page and perform a detailed search. To find additional information concerning the use of this database, please go to the Help page.

The new on-line e-book PaleoParks - The protection and conservation of fossil sites worldwide is available in both French and English in either HTML or PDF format.