"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 a 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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ISCA celebrates the International Day of Caves and the Subterranean World

28. May 2024 Moya Juan José Tiscar

On June 6th, the International Show Caves Association (ISCA) will join in the celebration of International Day of Caves and the Subterranean World, an event that brings together show caves, mines, organizations, and managers of the underground world from all corners of the planet.

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ISCA & NCA Show Caves Business Survey 2024

10. May 2024 Moya Juan José Tiscar

The 2024 ISCA & NCA Show Cave Business Survey is now open. We need your help to reach as many show caves as possible. The results obtained will be very useful to our industry.

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ISCA Newsletter May & June 2024

01. May 2024 Moya Juan José Tiscar

ISCA Newsletter Vol.23 Join us on June 6 (CaveDay!) ISCA Survey 2024 ISCA Conference 2024 And much more! Download our latest issue now!

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June 6 logo

28. April 2024 Moya Juan José Tiscar

New June 6 logo created by the FFTS in order to support the International Day of Caves and the Subterranean World on June 6

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ISCA Newsletter March & April 2024

02. March 2024 Moya Juan José Tiscar

The latest ISCA magazine. New information about the ISCA Conference 2024, including early bird fees, agenda and tours. Also, details on other events and publications. Download it now!

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ISCA Newsletter January & February 2024

02. January 2024 Moya Juan José Tiscar

The first newsletter of the year 2024!

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ISCA Conferece 2024

02. January 2024 Moya Juan José Tiscar

Registration now open! Limited places.

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Season's Greetings

24. December 2023 Moya Juan José Tiscar

The International Show Caves Association would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2024.

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