Published November 30, 2006
by Pensoft Pub .
Written in English
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||600|
Caves and speleology in Bulgaria. [Petŭr Beron; Trifon Daaliev; Alexey Jalov] Home. WorldCat Home About WorldCat Help. Search. Search for Library Items Search for Lists Search for Contacts Search for a Library. Create lists, bibliographies and reviews: or Search WorldCat. Find items in libraries near you. However, sporting speleology was established much later, since the restoration of organized caving in By that time, only some caves had been known in Bulgaria, largely highly superficially. At present they outnumber 5,, most of them being well-documented. Cave animals have been recorded from more than Bulgarian caves/10(8). Caves and Speleology in Bulgaria Bulgarian Federation of Speleology National Museum of Natural History articles and books on the cave animals in Bulgaria have been published. In them there is data about animal species from caves (the inhabitants of the psamal, of the soil, the hyporeic waters, and other non-cave underground habitats. One of the major achievements of Bulgarian speleology has become the compilation of the Main Card Index of Bulgarian caves. Keeping in mind all these achievements, time has come to publish both in Bulgarian and English a compendium containing, besides other things, concise descriptions of of he most important and spectacular caves and potholes of Bulgaria.
This book summarizes our knowledge of the caves and cave research in Bulgaria. The first Bulgarian caving society was founded as early as , but the first cave animals, fossils and archaeological artefacts in Bulgarian caves had been found and published even earlier, at the end of the 19th century. Together with Dr. Peter Beron and Alexey Jalov he co-authored in the monograph “Caves and Speleology in Bulgaria”, an English and Bulgarian version (, ), which was awarded the Third Prize at the 15th International Speleology Congress in Texas. He co-authored the book “Bulgarians in the Abysses of the World” (). 19 rows The caves in the country are inhabited by more than invertebrate species and 32 of the . The new book by Dr. P. Beron is not only a valuable summary of studies on the unique and rich cave fauna of Bulgaria. It is a solid basis for future studies on life in our caves. Additionally, it may serve as a basis for more efﬁcient future conservation of these habitats and their unique biodiversity.".
The Bulgarian Federation of Speleology (renamed on the General Assembly in ) is the successor of the First Bulgarian Caving Society, established in Over the years, cavers from BFSp have been the initiators and participants in numerous expeditions to some of the largest and deepest caves . “Bacho Kiro” cave by a large Bulgarian-British expedition in In “Bacho Kiro” was opened for tourists, becoming the first show cave in Bulgaria. In the society was terminated by the com-munist party due to the change of the political system in Bulgaria. In the Committee for Cave Tourism . The Commission on Speleology and Cave Tourism took on the task of the development and popularization of cave tourism in Bulgaria. After the Fourth Congress of the Bulgarian Tourist Union in , the Commission on Speleology and Cave Tourism was transformed into the Bulgarian Federation on Speleology, which continues operating today. Actually, the results present the first in the history of the Bulgarian speleology monographic work about a cave of 68 printed pages, richly illustrated (Stoyanov, ). Here one can see the first published cave map in Bulgaria. Vassil Mikov was Popovs' student and continued the archaeological exploration of Bulgarian caves.