"Our world’s caves are places of wonder, mystery and majestic beauty. Show caves around the world are embracing their role in protecting and preserving caves and providing a place for people to learn about these special, natural, cultural and historical resources.

Show caves also play another important nature tourism role of sustainable economic development, providing jobs, and helping the economy of their regions.”

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The International Show Caves Association (I.S.C.A.) was founded in November 1990 and set up its central office in Genga, Italy. After the first Consitutent Assembly held in Frasassi (Genga Ancona, Italy) in November 1989, important events have contributed to the development and consolidation of the association.

Definition of show cave

A show cave is defined as a natural occurring void beneath the surface of the earth that has been made accessible to the public for tours.

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Prayer for a Pandemic

01. April 2020 Holt Robert A.

This prayer was issued in the Cave Talk of NCA by Robert Holt. Hold on, because "everybody hurts sometimes" and "sometimes everything is wrong"...

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COVID-19 tracking

26. March 2020 Wuest Brad

Dear fans of show caves, it seems that all the show caves in the world are now closed. One of the important things we can do is to be well informed on its spread around the globe. Linked to this message is the free and illustrative information source. Stay safe and healthy!!

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Corona virus and show caves

09. March 2020 Wuest Brad

Dear friends, share the information on the Corona virus (COVID-19) among you.

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PF 2020

20. December 2019 Gazik Peter

Season's Greetings and all the best for the New Year 2020

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INTERNATIONAL DAY OF CAVES AND SUBTERRANEAN WORLD

03. June 2019 Gazik Peter

Show caves around the world will celebrate the day with special events, tours, and educational activities promoting environmental awareness and conservation, both in classrooms and at their respective caves. From lectures with some of the speleology world’s top experts to local caving and conservation organizations speaking to the importance of exploring, studying, protecting and preserving our caves and karst landscapes.

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Two articles on lampenflora

11. February 2019 Gazik Peter

We received two new articles on lampenflora from our member Alexander Chrapko. One shorter - Lampenflora - What you need to know and one more detailed - Lampenflora in show caves. You can find them in our Resources section or link from the headline of this news.

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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

19. December 2018 Gazik Peter

Dear show cave friends - wishing you all the best for the New Year.

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8th ISCA Congress - Frasassi Italy - CALL FOR PAPERS

20. August 2018 Wuest Brad

The Congress organizers are calling for papers to be presented orally or as posters at the 8th International Show Caves Association’s Congress. Papers should align with the theme of the Congress, “Innovation in Show Cave Management” and/or subjects of particular interest to show cave managers. See the details.

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