International Year of Karst and Caves of UNESCO in 2021

Proposal: 2021 INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF CAVES AND KARST 8 December 2018 The International Union of Speleology (UIS) proposes enthusiastically for UNESCO to establish 2021 as the International Year of Caves and Karst. The UIS is a non-profit organization, headquartered in Slovenia, dedicated to the exploration, study, and proper management of caves through international cooperation. The UIS is comprised of 54 member nations, most of which have already committed to hosting at least one major national event to promote the International Year of Caves and Karst. Caves are one of the Continue Reading

Results of speleological project Speleostan-2017

The field part of the speleoproject Speleostan – 2017 is over. It is time to report, analyze and plan new expeditions for 2018. As a result of hard work in Kyrgyzstan for the first time international studies were conducted in several karst areas. Lebanese speleologists discovered 23 caves. The longest of them – “Bear’s Den” (length – 375 meters), the cave “Crystal” with crystals of quartz and many other interesting caves. The British expedition surveyed several karst sites on the Takta Boz massif, and in the Batken area, where more Continue Reading

An international meeting on speleology will be held in Turkey.

An international meeting on speleology will be held in Turkey. This is the fourth international meeting discussing the speleology of the middle- east region and its surroundings. Scientists and cavers from the region and beyond are invited to meet, discuss and prepare for future ventures Location: Turkey occupies a vibrant, attractive multi-cultural location linking europe to the middle- east, it is known for its hospitality, beautiful weather, breathtaking scenery, historical monuments and exceptional karst features Date: 3, 4, 5, 6 October 2018 Venue: Akdeniz University – Antalya

Declaration of Cooperation

Foundation for the Preservation and Exploration of Caves and Bulgarian Speleological Society signed a joint declaration on cooperation. In the intentions of our organizations, cooperation in the field of exploration and conservation of caves. Joint expeditions both in Kyrgyzstan and in Bulgaria, as well as joint participation in expeditions to karst areas of other countries. Cooperation plans include a summer school for training young speleologists in Kyrgyzstan, joint scientific projects. Many Bulgarian speleologists have long-time colleagues and friends of our Foundation, with whom four expeditions have already been conducted in Continue Reading

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