among students and local populations and promote the protection and sustainable use of the speleological heritage.
Inventory and mapping of Timor-Leste's caves.
All documentation of the visited caves including topographies, photographic records, geological, biological, archaeological and paleontological data, will be analyzed and shared with local partners and subsequently made generally available with the publication of the caving expedition reports;
water resources of limestone regions represent about 20% of the freshwater reserves on a global scale, the development of this activity in a systematic fashion allows for a better understanding of these regions' water potential, an essential and scarce resource either for human consumption or for agricultural and livestock activities.
In this way it is ensured that Timor-Leste and its cavers can carry on speleological activity, thus contributing to a better understanding of their own natural and cultural heritage.
Actions to raise awareness among students and local populations and promote the protection and sustainable use of the speleological heritage
Freire M., Pinto P., Soares M., Medeiros S., Reboleira A., Reis A., Gomez M., 2017.
"Fatuk-kuak hosi Timor Lorosa'e": Caves of Timor-Leste.
Proceedings of the 17th International Congress of Speleology (Ed. 2), 1, 31-36.
The full version of the proceedings can be downloaded from the UIS website.