Caves and Karst

On the occasion of the International Year of Caves and Karst de Cavidades y Karst that takes place in 2021 and 2022, some intercative maps have been edited related with this topic.

These maps are publishe during the V European Geoparks Week “Caves and Karst”.

The maps have been created though Instamaps, a platform of the ICGC.

The underground Orígens Geopark

This photograph exhibition illustrates the rich underground heritage within the area of the Orígens Geopark.

In the Geopark there are many examples of karstic formations like ravines, canyons or water sources. But, probably caves are the most well-known karstic formation and in the Geopark we can find many and diverse examples.

For many years, these formations have attracted climbers and speleologists from all over the world. They carry out activities that belong to the Geopark’s own values, where the geological heritage is used as a local sustainable development engine.

This valuable heritage is irreplaceable, and it is our responsibility to preserve it.

The information of the map has been provided by SAM.

When selecting a point, the information associated appears in the right sidebar. By clicking on the thumbnail image, it opens and displays in full screen. On the left sidebar you can find different options for the background map. Finally, you can move/scroll and change the zoom with your mouse.

Caves and karst in the Spanish UNESCO Global Geoparks

Spain is the second country all over the world with the highest number of Geoparks. Nowadays, there area 15 territories declaraded by UNESCO for their exatrordinary geological and cultural heritage.

The interactive visual map “Caves and Karst in the UNESCO Spanish Geoparks” has 41 photographies of the 15 Geoparaks that belong to the Spanish Geopark Forum.

The information of the map has been provided by the Sapnish Geopark Forum.

When selecting a point, the information associated appears in the right sidebar (description, thumbnail photo, author, etc). By clicking on the thumbnail image, it opens and displays in full screen.

On the left sidebar you can find different options for the background map.

Finally, you can move/scroll and change the zoom with your mouse.

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