"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.”
|Resource name:||6th ISCA Congress - Cigna: Problem of Lampenflora in Show Caves|
|Type of resource:||Article|
Cigna Arrigo A.
|Keywords:||lampenflora, lighting, control of lampenflora.|
|Publication:||ISCA 6th Congress Proceedings|
|Year of publishing:||2011|
|Number of pages:||200|
|Editor:||Pavel Bella, Peter Gazik|
|Publisher:||SNC of Slovak Republic, Slovak Caves Administration|
Lampenflora is a typical problem of show caves, because the light that is necessary for the visitors supplies enough energy to some plants, mainly algae and mosses, which may grow to the point of defacing and damaging seriously the cave itself. After a description of the main characteristics of lampenflora and a detailed list of the environmental conditions contributing to its development, the best methodology to control such a development with particular attention to an easy and successful implementation is here described.