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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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That water conservation is all measures to reduce the quantitative of qualitative spoilage of water [16].?

Checkout all 2699 terms in the KarstBase Glossary of Karst and Cave Terms

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Chemistry and Karst, White, William B.
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Mushroom Speleothems: Stromatolites That Formed in the Absence of Phototrophs, Bontognali, Tomaso R.R.; D’Angeli Ilenia M.; Tisato, Nicola; Vasconcelos, Crisogono; Bernasconi, Stefano M.; Gonzales, Esteban R. G.; De Waele, Jo
Calculating flux to predict future cave radon concentrations, Rowberry, Matt; Marti, Xavi; Frontera, Carlos; Van De Wiel, Marco; Briestensky, Milos
Microbial mediation of complex subterranean mineral structures, Tirato, Nicola; Torriano, Stefano F.F;, Monteux, Sylvain; Sauro, Francesco; De Waele, Jo; Lavagna, Maria Luisa; D’Angeli, Ilenia Maria; Chailloux, Daniel; Renda, Michel; Eglinton, Timothy I.; Bontognali, Tomaso Renzo Rezio
Evidence of a plate-wide tectonic pressure pulse provided by extensometric monitoring in the Balkan Mountains (Bulgaria), Briestensky, Milos; Rowberry, Matt; Stemberk, Josef; Stefanov, Petar; Vozar, Jozef; Sebela, Stanka; Petro, Lubomir; Bella, Pavel; Gaal, Ludovit; Ormukov, Cholponbek;
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Forum on Karst and World Heritage in Europe

Dates: From 03 Nov, 2004 till 07 Nov, 2004
Location: Postojna, Slovenia
In Europe, there are several karst terrains, karst features and karst phenomena listed in the World Heritage. But there is, out of the list, a lot of karst and sometimes there is even a discrepancy between the proposals for the inscription and the important phenomena, which are not meant to be inscribed on the list. The main aim of the workshop is to review the values and conservation status of karst areas in Europe with special reference to World Heritage and to identify priority areas for a higher level of conservation action. This can be fulfilled through the general discussion on World Natural Herita-ge, with special regard to Europe and to its karst terrains and karst phenomena, both surface and underground. There will be presented case studies of selected existing World Heritage areas in Euro-pe. The discussion will focus on other supports for karst protection (Biosphere Reserves - MAB, Ramsar, IUCN, etc.), on potential karst sites in Europe, including review of existing World He-ritage karst sites versus potential. Very important issue of the workshop has to be the discussion of draft World Atlas of Karst and Karst Protection in Europe and conceptual accordance with other vo-lumes of the Atlas, which is prepared by the IUCN • Task Force for Karst and Cave Protection. There would be the key pre-prepared papers of the well-known specialists on: • The World Heritage Convention and its appli-cation to karst areas. • The currently inscribed karst areas - basically an outline inventory. • Some proposals for discussion - a listing-of are-as, which might be considered for nomination (opinions from experts in various countries). • A first draft of the Karst Atlas for the Europe. The participants will be asked to prepare short pre-sentations of the karst terrains and phenomena in their respective countries, regarding their conserva-tion, safeguarding and protection and their potenti-al value for the higher status of protection, eventual inscription on the World Heritage List. General timetable: Wednesday, 3rd November: arrival of the participants. Thursday, 4th November - Saturday, 6th November: sessions. Sunday, 7th November: departure of the participants. During the work of the workshop short visits to the World Heritage site (Skocjanske jame caves) or potential sites (Kras - Karst - Carso; 2nd World War hospital Franja, Regional park Sneznik) will be organised.
31 Dec, 1969 - 31 Dec, 1969,
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