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Protected Speleological Objects

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Speleology of Montenegro

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Speleological objects, in the narrower sense, are considered to be caves and pits as underground forms of relief created by the karst process. Horizontal and subhorizontal underground channels are called caves. Pits are called vertical and subvertical channels. In the world (English-speaking world), the single term “caves” has long been accepted for both pits and caves. In addition to the morphology of the underground channels, these objects are particularly interesting, attractive, intriguing and, certainly, scientifically significant, due to the presence of water, accumulative forms—cave jewelry and flora and fauna. Montenegro has a great potential for speleological objects on its territory, but it has not yet been used in the right way. In recent years, works on the valorization of protected objects in Montenegro have become more intense. One part of Lipska cave was valorized for tourism a few years ago, and construction works are underway to valorize the tourist potential of Đalovića Cave.

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Vujačić, D., Perović, Đ., Grozdanić, G., Vujović, F. (2024). Protected Speleological Objects. In: Barovic, G. (eds) Speleology of Montenegro . Cave and Karst Systems of the World. Springer, Cham.

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