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Guidelines for cave and karst protection

Complete Title: 
Guidelines for cave and karst protection
IUCN Publication

Cave and karst landforms are distributed widely around the world. They have many values and are an integral component of the world's biodiversity. Some are habitats for a wide range of endemic species of flora and fauna, while others house rare and endangered species. Still others are the sources of rare minerals and some are important for resources such as groundwater, while some are venerated as sites of religious, spiritual and cultural importance. Many such landforms encompass one or many of these values. As special places, cave and karst landforms require special management. This small booklet has been prepared as a brief guide for planners, managers and users of cave and karst estates and provides general information and practical guidelines for the management of cave and karst ecosystems.

Gland : IUCN, 1997
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x, 53p. : ill.
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Includes bibliographic references. A set of guidelines is given in annex, translated into French and Spanish. Includes Internet addresses of electronic information sources

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USD 20
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Record created: 2013/09/12
Record updated: 2023/07/03