"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.”
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.
You can also WATCH NOW a 40-minute video, "CavesLIVE: Bringing Caves and Karst to Light", to learn about this rich underground ecosystem and cave ecology, geology, hydrology, and conservation, as well as human uses of caves.
Dear members, we have the pleasure of receiving the link to the Volume 59-1 of the UIS Bulletin, sent by UIS adjunct secretary Mr. Nivaldo Colzato.
The PDF Interactive format can be downloaded by clicking on the headline or inserting link:
http://www.uis-speleo.org/downloads/uis-bulletins/uisb591.pdf into your web browser. Similarly, the previous issues are also available on the link:
Dear members and interested - this is the last call for your consideration to attend the exceptional ISCA conference in Oman. Try to think whether you would go by yourselves and compare it with the programme prepared by the hosts.