Int'l Speleologists Meet in Cuba
- Submitted by: manso
- 08 / 06 / 2010
The 6th Congress of the Speleological Federation of Latin American and the Caribbean, now meeting in the western Cuban province of Matanzas, debated actions on Thursday for protecting the underground world, faced with human mismanagement.
The Latin American speleologists' meeting also will analyze the current situation of caves in the region and their vulnerability to human interaction.
"We speleologists are making an appeal, because we want a better world," Ercilio Vento, president of the Cuban Speleological Society, stated on Wednesday during the opening ceremony of the group's congress, the National News Agency reported.
"We have real problems that are not particular to a country or zone, but common everywhere, and our challenge is to face them and help as scientists to solve them," Vento told the group of experts, who are meeting for five days under the slogan "Speleology and Society."
PL Translation Staff