آیکون منو
Speleology National Working Group
Caves are important in terms of biodiversity, historical and archaeological studies of ancient climate, paleontology ecotourism and sport. The number of caves in Iran  reach to 3000 which some of them have global reputation ;  for example, , Ali Sard Cave (in Hamedan Province)  is a very long caves with many tourist attractions and Paroa cave in Kermanshah Province  with 26 vertical wells .
There are some endemic species of cave-dwelling animals in Iran; including a kind of blind fish and salamanders.There are also 51 species of bats, tow species of bears, leopard and several species of insects.
In many countries there are institutions responsible for policy making, monitoring and protection of caves. In Iran this duty is upon Speleology National Working Group which is composed of representatives of relevant institutions and non-governmental organizations. Its secretariat is based at the Department of Natural Environment and Biodiversity.
Projects
1.The Study and classification of caves in the country.
 2. Implementing cave management system with emphasis on local institutions and organizations .
 3. Environmental care and cleaning up of  the caves in the country and increasenig  the  public awareness in this respect .
collections

The Number of caves and the their status :

There are Number of caves in Iran : 3500

Number of caves registered as Natural National Monument are : 8

Number of caves used for ecotourism is : 12