State Nature Conservancy of the Slovak Republic Slovak Caves Administration
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Cleaning the caves

Great effort is made for every-year waste removal from caves, which were thrown there in the past decennia. A serious danger present pollution of caves by communal waste, toxic waste and remains after agricultural activities. Prevailing part of polluted caves was discovered by members of the speleological guard service – rangers.

Overview of activities in waste removal from the caves in Slovakia:

Year Cave Geomorphological unit Work description
2002 Domica - Klenotnica Slovak Karst Waste from old development work
2003 Havran Považský Inovec Polluted with communal waste
Gombasecká Cave - Veľký kaňon, Suchá and Blatistá Passages Slovak Karst Waste from old development work
Domica - Panenská Passages Slovak Karst Waste from old development work
Demänovská Cave – a part of riverbed (Pekelný Dome) Low Tatras Waste from old development work
Gemerskoteplická Cave Slovak Karst Waste from previous survey works
Snežná Abyss – project – structural funds EU Slovak Karst Toxic waste
Konská diera Abyss – project – structural funds EU Kozie chrbty Toxic waste
2004 Dolines near Važec Kozie chrbty Home waste
Májová Abyss Strážovské Hills Home waste
Štepnica Malé Karpaty Home waste
Stará Bystrianska Cave Horehronské podolie Home waste
Belianska Cave Belianske Tatras Waste from old development work
Zvonivá pri Silici - structural funds EU Slovak Karst Communal and chemical waste
Šingliarova Abyss Slovak Karst Communal waste
Brázda Slovak Karst Waste from previous survey works
Dvojitá Abyss – structural funds EU Slovak Karst Toxic waste
Nová Brzotínska Cave Slovak Karst Waste from previous survey works
Bezodná ľadnica Slovak Karst Waste from previous survey works
2005 Mramorové riečisko- DJS Low Tatras Waste from previous survey works
Ponická Cave Zvolenská Upland Died animals
Maršálková and Janovčie dolines Strážovské Hills Home waste
Cave under Spišská   Died animals
Domica – discovery passage Slovak Karst Home waste
Demova jama Železnícke predhorie Home waste
Výstrelová Cave Slovak Karst Home waste
Domica – závrty v OP Slovak Karst Home waste
Jaskyňa v Pastierni Muránska Plateau Home waste
News

Underground boat trip in Domica Cave not available.

24.07.2018 Due to low yield of underground water the boat trip in Domica Cave is not available. The short tour is available.

Thank you for understanding

Cave visit with small children

Dear visitors, due to increased visitation of parents with very small children (circa up to 3 - 4 years of age), we would like to kindly ask you to have a rucksack baby carrier with you for visiting the more demanding caves in given time. This recommendation concerns all caves but the most concerned are the following ones: Demänovská Cave of Liberty, Belianska Cave, Dobšinská Ice Cave, Demänovská Ice Cave, Harmanecká Cave. We also ask you to consider visiting the cave with your crying child, which could disturb the other visitors. Thank you for understanding and we wish you a nice experience.

Cave tour guides for download

Dear visitors, cave tour guides are available for download

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