Protection of caves and karst
Watson et al. (eds) 1997, 9p :………………..
” It is fundamentally important to recognise that the proper protection of caves and karst is not just a matter of preserving interesting, beatiful or scientifically interesting natural features. In most cases, protection has far-reaching environmental implications which in turn generate significant economic impact. in particular proper management of karst is an essential element of water resource management” ……
Guidelines for Cave and Karst Protection (IUCN-1997)