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Tourist caves: contribution to sustainable development

Tourist caves: contribution to sustainable development
Tourist caves: contribution to sustainable development

Juan José Durán Valsero (edicion)

Affiliation: Instituto Geológico y Minero de España

Biography: Not available

Pedro Agustín Robledo Ardila (edicion)

Affiliation: Instituto Geológico y Minero de España

Biography: Not available

J. Vázquez (edicion)

Affiliation: Not available

Biography: Not available


Edition: Juan José Durán Valsero; Pedro Agustín Robledo Ardila; J. Vázquez

About the authors 

Publication year: 2007

Language: Spanish

Subjects: Groundwater

Collection: Hydrogeology and groundwater


Caves in Spain are a very important geological and hydrogeological asset in many regions, has helped boost some local economies linked to tourism. Cavities are very fragile environments where any disturbance of the natural system can modify environmental conditions and defacing. The enhancement of some cavities has been a turning point between what once were uncontrolled and they do nowadays balanced and orderly visits. This has required the development of methods and techniques to control their own environmental parameters of the cavity, and the inclusion of qualified, connected to the world of science and research that can convey to the visitor the great natural value and Cultural presenting these unique means. As a result, it has been achieved in many caves not exceed the threshold of human pressure from which they may suffer considerable damage and a rational and educational interaction between the visitor and the environment, making certain the maxim "know is to conserve." This message has been echoed by many public entities that have chosen to support sustainable management, both through the application of legal forms of protection, such as funding research projects or infrastructure necessary for enabling some emblematic cavities. This book published by the Geological Survey of Spain, born from the initiative of the Association of Spanish Tourist Caves (ACTE) to celebrate the 1st Spanish Congress Tourist Caves in Lekunberri, Navarra, in November 2005. Much of the work presented therein, provided the basis for forming the chapters shown in him. It addresses the interesting trend regarding the necessary sustainable development of tourist caves in Spain. It contains a broad spectrum of topics, and is a leader in the field, since it is the first work on this subject is a monograph from aspects that concern the management cavities to other purely scientific - technical. Therefore it’s intended as a rough summary of the main lines of research and action that is currently being conducted in Spanish tourism cavities.

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Physical Description : 320 p.; 24 cm. ; ils ; fot

ISBN: 84-7840-722-4

Publication: Madrid : Geological Survey of Spain, 2007

Reference IGME: 5901/24

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This book was added to our online catalog on Wednesday 14 November, 2007.