Speleological exploration of the Akovan mountain

Exploration of the Akovan mountain – full report

EXPLORATION OF THE AKOVAN MOUNTAIN
EXPLORATION OF THE AKOVAN MOUNTAIN

Abstract

This report details the expedition carried out by members  and friends of  Bulgarian Caving Society collaboration with the members of  Kosovo Institute for Nature Conservation (KINP) . The aim of the expedition was  the  exploration of caves in  the vicinity of  Zatriq vill located at Akovan Mt. Six speleologists from Bulgaria and two  from Kosovo  took part in the expedition carried between 9 and 13th April  2017. During the expedition 5 caves with total length of  199.72 m and depth of 99.72 m were studied and mapped. Shpella (Cave) Banuar (Gërgavica) next to Zatric village was the longest  cave explored by the team. Its length was measured to be 92.97 m . Rich cave-dwelling fauna was collected from all of the  caves.

Compilation: Alexey Zhalov
Editor:  Alexey Zhalov
Surveys: K.Danailov, V.Gyorev, A.Zhalov, H.Dundarova
Map design in AUTOCAD: K.Danailov
Description of the caves: Alexey Zhalov
Photos: A. Zhalov, H.Dundarova, V. Gyorev
Edition of © Bulgarian Caving Society , May  2017.

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Alexey Zhalov
1, Reka Osam Street
1124 Sofia
Bulgaria
[email protected]

 

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