The Museum of Natural History has been called to give its scientific contribution in order to ensure the preservation of a wonder of nature, the "Puerto Princesa Underground River Cave" in the Philippines, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. A cave on which investigations have been conducted for over 25 years with the help of speleologists, geologists and chemists from Italian and Spanish universities.
The "Puerto Princesa Underground River Cave" is inhabited by a rich fauna that makes it a precious place for biodiversity. Bats, swallows, snakes, spiders, scorpions, Scolopendra, crustaceans and numerous invertebrates coexist in this enormous cavity that stretches for over 30 kilometers in the belly of a calcareous massif in the province of Palawan.
Department of Biological, Geological and Environmental Sciences of the University of Bologna, Department of Earth Sciences of the University of Florence, Department of Physics of the University of Turin, Department of Mathematics and Geosciences of the University of Trieste, Department of Biology and Geology University of Almeria (Spain), University of Puerto Princesa (Palawan, Philippines), Puerto Princesa Underground River National Park.
SMA contacts: Paolo Agnelli, Stefano Vanni