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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. ...

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Calculating flux to predict future cave radon concentrations, Rowberry, Matt; Marti, Xavi; Frontera, Carlos; Van De Wiel, Marco; Briestensky, Milos
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National Cave Research and Protection Organization

  • 30-32, Netaji Subhash Stadium, Raipur, C.G. , Raipur , India
  • Established on 2006
  • Head: Dr. Jayant Biswas
  • Phone: +917714040071
  • Website: www.caves.res.in
  • Contact person: Dr. Jayant Biswas
  • Contact email: jb@caves.res.in
Research: Cave Ecology & Biodiversity
Research areas: Geomicrobiology, Paleoclimatology
Objectives of the Institute
  • To make a complete database of the caves existing in India with its respective originalities.

  • Preparing a database to recognize the cavernicoles (cave organisms) taxonomically of each cave and to make research to find out, how to protect their phylogenetic race inside its permanent place.

  • In-spite of a pressure of tourist how to maintain the originality of each cave will be one of the most important steps of this organization.

  • To prepare proper guidelines to follow-up for the tourist as well as for the ambient activities (mines / agriculture etc.) to protect the subterranean cave.

  • Time to time national and international colloquium/conferences/seminar on cave study and its protection measure will be organised to understand the subject in a better way.

  • Though most of the caves are exist in deep forest areas, the society will take step to educate and train the local people (mostly tribals) regarding proper cave expedition and protection so that they can also guide the tourist of their own areas (comes under unprotected zones).

  • To give the National caves an international recognition.

  • Proper guidelines will be prepared to protect each national cave from ambient pollution and also by other unnatural means.

  • The society will try its best to establish a Permanent Research Centre to work in this regard.

  • Some certificate/diploma courses will be carried out to educate the coming generation in this regard.

  • Relevant Research Project will be taken from different sources for cave studies.

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