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Union Internationale de Spéléologie

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January 2011

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From the Introduction: "The concept of establishing guidelines to be used as general parameters for good show cave management, originated during informal discussions between members of the International Show Caves Association at the time of the inaugural meeting of ISCA in Genga, Italy, in November 1990. These discussions continued over time and were first drafted for consideration at an ISCA meeting held on 17th September 2004 during the 30th Anniversary of the opening of Frasassi Cave, in Italy, to the public. The idea of creating guidelines, received strong recommendations from the UIS Department of Protection and Management at the 14th International Congress of Speleology held in Kalamos, Greece, in August 2005. These management guidelines are the result of wide cooperation between the International Show Caves Association (ISCA), the Union Internationale de SpÃ(c)lÃ(c)ologie (UIS) and the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN). The intention was to create commonly accepted guidelines that all show caves managers can work towards, taking into account both the protection of the environment and socio-economical constraints. Many recommendations and suggestions have been received in the course of nearly twenty years, and therefore the document reported here can be considered as the result of an active cooperation among specialists involved in this matter. " Open Access See Extended description for more information.

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English

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