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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. ...

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. ...

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PO BOX 57 NAM SLOBODY 6, 810 05 BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA
Ekologia-Bratislava, 2001, Vol 20, p. 151-156
Landscape-ecological problems in Aggtelek National Park with special regard to sustainable silviculture
Abstract:
The Aggtelek National Park is situated in Northern Hungary. Thus, from the North, the National Park has joint border with the Slovak Karst Protected Landscape Area in the Slovak Republic. Considering the geology, landscape geography and cultural history of the region, these two protected areas form an integral unit and both were declared as biosphere reserves in 1979 (UNESCO's Man and Biosphere Program). The area of the Aggtelck National Park has being protected by law since 1978 and was declared as a National Park in 1985. The caves of the Slovak Karst and the Aggtelck Karst were inscribed in the UNESCO's World Heritage List in 1995. In our presentation we investigate the problems of the land use types of the Aggtelck National Park with special regard to the sustainable silviculture. The presentation shows a planning method which is based on forestry as well as ecological factors, and applies Arc/Info GIS software