A  web·guide to sustainable development, conservation & the glocal environment



Information & resources

International Year of Caves and Karst ~ 2021

     · Partners

          · This page contains an extensive listing of cave-focused organizations


     · “...a non-profit web platform aimed to promote karst and cave studies and integrate the

       international scholarly community through information exchange, communication, and

       collaboration. Started in 2013 as the website, it developed and maintained

       various networking and information resources (Speleogenesis Network), serving as a hub of

       collaborative activities of individual researchers and research institutions involved in karst and

       geospeleology studies.”

Periodicals & publications

World Karst and Cave journals @ Speleogenesis

Caves & Karst @ USNPS

Periodicals of the National Speleological Society

Institutions ~ International organizations

FAO webpage on mountain ecosystems [archived]

Group of Friends of Mountainous Countries

International Geographical Union (IGU)

     · Commission on Mountain Studies

          · Formerly the Commission on High-Altitude Geoecology & the Commission on Mountain


Mountain Partnership

     · “...a United Nations voluntary alliance of partners dedicated to improving the lives of mountain

        peoples and protecting mountain environments around the world.”

Institutions ~ Associations & societies

American Cave Conservation Association (ACCA)

International Association of Hydrogeologists

     Karst Commission

National Cave & Karst Research Institute (NCKRI)

National Speleological Society

     Affiliate organizations

     Conservation Division

Institutions ~ NGOs & initiatives

Cave Research Foundation

Jamaican Caves Organization

Northeastern Cave Conservancy

Underground Conservancy

Contents of this page:

     · Information & resources

       · Periodicals

         · Institutions

                ~ International organizations

                ~ Associations & societies

                ~ NGOs & initiatives

           · Conferences

Subterranean environment & caves