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Speleology in Kazakhstan

Shakalov on 04 Jul, 2018
Hello everyone!   I pleased to invite you to the official site of Central Asian Karstic-Speleological commission ("Kaspeko")   There, we regularly publish reports about our expeditions, articles and reports on speleotopics, lecture course for instructors, photos etc. ...

Speleology in Kazakhstan

Shakalov on 04 Jul, 2018
Hello everyone!   I pleased to invite you to the official site of Central Asian Karstic-Speleological commission ("Kaspeko")   There, we regularly publish reports about our expeditions, articles and reports on speleotopics, lecture course for instructors, photos etc. ...

Speleology in Kazakhstan

Shakalov on 11 Jul, 2012
Hello everyone!   I pleased to invite you to the official site of Central Asian Karstic-Speleological commission ("Kaspeko")   There, we regularly publish reports about our expeditions, articles and reports on speleotopics, lecture course for instructors, photos etc. ...

New publications on hypogene speleogenesis

Klimchouk on 26 Mar, 2012
Dear Colleagues, This is to draw your attention to several recent publications added to KarstBase, relevant to hypogenic karst/speleogenesis: Corrosion of limestone tablets in sulfidic ground-water: measurements and speleogenetic implications Galdenzi,

The deepest terrestrial animal

Klimchouk on 23 Feb, 2012
A recent publication of Spanish researchers describes the biology of Krubera Cave, including the deepest terrestrial animal ever found: Jordana, Rafael; Baquero, Enrique; Reboleira, Sofía and Sendra, Alberto. ...

Caves - landscapes without light

akop on 05 Feb, 2012
Exhibition dedicated to caves is taking place in the Vienna Natural History Museum   The exhibition at the Natural History Museum presents the surprising variety of caves and cave formations such as stalactites and various crystals. ...

Did you know?

That Kegelkarst is (german.) a general term used to describe several types of tropical humid karst characterized by numerous, closely spaced cone-, hemispherical-, or tower-shaped hills having intervening closed depressions and narrow steep-walled karst valleys or passageways [10]. see also cockpit karst; cone karst; halbkugelkarst; tower karst.?

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Karstologia, 2007, Vol 50, p. 39-48
Valorisation patrimoniale et dynamiques territoriales autour d’un site karstique emblématique : le poljé de Cerknica (Slovénie)
Abstract:
HERITAGE VALORIZATION AND TERRITORIAL DYNAMICS AROUND AN EMBLEMATIC KARSTIC SITE: THE POLJE OF CERKNICA (SLOVENIA). Centered on the polje of Cerknica (Slovenia), this paper proposes a sociogeographic approach of a karstic site considered as emblematic.We will deal with the question in which measure the site of Cerknica is marked by construction works as opposed to the heritage valorization of its physical, faunistic and floristic characteristics. In fact, the polje of Cerknica is emblematic in many points of view! It became a scientific curiosity already in early times. From the XVIth century, the functioning of its temporary lake raises questions to the European scientific community, which tries to explain the mystery of the lake of Cerknica. This fascination for the polje of Cerknica contributed gradually to the perception as "haut lieu" of Slovenian and paneuropean karstic landscapes. At the same time, the polje of Cerknica became the heart of the local life space: the seasonal variations of the waterlevel allow the inhabitants of the neighborhood to satisfy their needs. Therefore, the polje of Cerknica also became emblematic because of the complementarity of the economic activities which it allows. This atypical dimension can be found again while reading about the oversized projects of development conceived for the polje: dewatering for the needs of agriculture, permanent lake to produce hydro-electricity or to build a tourist complex, are only some of the many projects which marked the XXth century and contributed to highlight the features of this karstic site. Scientific curiosity, place of resource for the local populations, object of economic greeds, the polje is today marked by heritage valorization. The creation of a regional park allows the local stakeholders to assert their legitimations, to mark their territory and to think about their future in terms of sustainable development.