RUDN experts to research karst ecosystems in Abkhazia

RUDN experts to research karst ecosystems in Abkhazia

S.Mazina, associate professor of RUDN Ecological faculty, M.Chalma, Director of New Athos cave and R.Dbar, Head of the Institute of Ecology of Abkhazian Academy of Sciences agreed to research karst ecosystems, elaborate karst territories monitoring systems and diagnose the state of karst caves used for excursions.

Abkhazia has one of the largest excursion caves – New Athos Cave n.a.G.Smyr opened in 1975. The lighting in the cave and constant visitors have a negative impact on the environment, which has to be studied and reduced.

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