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International Institutions, Associations, Scientists, Cavers  & Individual Supporters

The below named have electronically signed to unanimously call for the permanent protection of Pinagrealan Cave and the surrounding karst, mountain and natural formations, located in Barangay Bigte, Norzagaray, Bulacan, Luzon, Philippines.

We hereby petition for the following:

  1. Immediate enforcement actions should be taken under R.A. 9072, otherwise known as “the National Caves and Cave Resources Management and Protection Act”, against Spar Development Corporation, its current and former management, and all related financial beneficiaries, for the destruction of the karst and cave structures present at the Pinagrealan location; specifically, those caves beneath and/or adjacent to Lioness Rock and Rhino Rock.
  2. Enforcement actions to be taken under R.A. 9072, otherwise known as “the National Caves and Cave Resources Management and Protection Act”, against Spar Development Corporation, current and former management, and all related financial beneficiaries, for the disturbance of, and damage to, Pinagrealan Cave, a Class II protected Cave and site of historical and biological importance.
  3. Enforcement actions to be taken under R.A. No. 7942, otherwise known as “the Philippine Mining Act” and all other related acts against Spar Development Corporation, its management and all related financial beneficiaries, for breaches of permit conditions relating to land-use, disturbance of [and damage to] cave structures, disturbance and/or displacement of endemic species, misuse and misallocation of Social Development Management Program funds and other charges as may be ascertained.
  4. The permanent banning of all quarrying operations on the karstic area where Pinagrealan Cave is located.
  5. The immediate rehabilitation and reforestation of the quarrying site and all affected areas at Pinagrealan Cave and its mountain.
NameOrganizationTitleCountry
Romeo EftimiAlbanian Hydrogeological ServiceFormer Chief HydrogeologistAlbania
Abel Pérez-GonzálezArgentinean Museum of Natural Science Bernardino RivadaviaScientific researcher of the National Scientific and Technical Research Council - ArgentinaArgentina
Timothy MouldsCave EcologistAustralia
Ian EddisonAustralasian Cave and Karst Management Association.PresidentAustralia
Arlo liddonCaverAustralia
Sarah GilbertAustralian Speleological FederationPresidentAustralia
Deborah HunterWild Cave ToursCaves and karst science consultantAustralia
Katherine HerringCapricorn CavesCave EducatorAustralia
Jeanette DunkleyCaverAustralia
Darryl McDowellCaverManaging DirectorAustralia
Lara munaheSydney University Speleological SocietyResearcherAustralia
Ciara SmartUniversity of TasmaniaResearcherAustralia
Robert HornCaverAustralia
Gregory MiddletonParks & Wildlife ServiceAustralia
Cathie PlowmanNorthern Caverneers, AustraliaAustralia
Gemma LaceyCity of fremantleRangerAustralia
Paul J OsborneChillagoe caving ClubVice PresidentAustralia
James CrockettCaverAustralia
Douglas BrownTamar Island Wetland CentreGuideAustralia
Stefan Mark EberhardSubterranean Ecology Pty Ltd; University of New WalesAustralia
sil iannelloEcologistAustralia
Peter BellFellow Australian Cave Karst Management AssociationAustralia
Lukas PlanNatural History Museum ViennaGeologistAustria
Christoph SpötlAustrian Speleological AssociationUniv.-Prof.Austria
Jasminko MulaomerovićCenter for Karst and SpeleologyHead of BoardBosnia and Herzegovina
Mariana Barbosa TimoSpelayon Consultoria EPPDirectorBrazil
Augusto AulerInstituto do CarsteDirectorBrazil
Allan CaluxBrazilian Speleological Society (SBE)PresidentBrazil
Konstantin KostovGeological Institute of Bulgarian Academy of SciencesAssoc, Prof. Dr.
Member of Pseudokarst Commission of the International Speleological Union (UIS) and International Association for Protection of Geological Heritage (ProGEO)
Bulgaria
Nikolay SimovNational Museum of Natural History - Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, SofiaAssoc. Prof. ,PhDBulgaria
Chloe WhiteHorne Lake CavesCave GuideCanada
rena karanouhCaverCanada
Sarah JensenCaverCanada
Natalia MorataCaverChile
Junbing PuKarst Research CenterChina
Guanghui JiangThe International Research Center on Karst under the Auspices of UNESCOProfessorChina
JUAN MANUEL MORENO MURILLOUniversidad Nacional de ColombiaProfessorColombia
Krklec KristinaUniversity of Zagreb Faculty of AgricultureAssistant ProfessorCroatia
Neven CukrovRuđer Bošković InstituteSenior research associateCroatia
Damir JantonThe Speleological Committee of the Croatian Mountaineering AssociationHead of Speleological Committee of the Croatian Mountaineering AssociationCroatia
jIŘÍ oTAVAGeologistCzech Republic
Bernard CHIROLPresident History Commission UIS / Bureau UISMaster KarstologyFrance
Jerome PerrinKarst HydrogeologistFrance
Dr. Jacques BodinUniversity of Poitiers, FranceAssistant Professor in HydrogeologyFrance
Prof. Dr. Nico GoldscheiderKarlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), KarlsruheProfessor for HydrogeologyGermany
Alireza KavousiTU DresdenGermany
Dr. Hans-Joachim GötzNaturhistorische Gesellschaft Nürnberg e.V., Abteilung für Karst- und HöhlenkundeObmannGermany
Jennifer PottsBritish Caving Association, British Cave Research AssociationLibrray Co-ordinator, British Caving LibraryGreat Britain
Michail TsopelasAquila Hotels & Resorts SAEngineering ManagerGreece
Paul CadasHellenic Speleological SocietyCaving Instructor / Vice -Delegate for GreeceGreece
Nandor MezesHungarian Carst and Caves AssociationSpeleologist

Hungary
SpeleologistHungarian Carst and Caves AssociationHungary
Rotter AndrásHungarian Carst and Caves AssociationHungary
Tamás GyovaiHungarian Carst and Caves AssociationSpeleologistHungary
Kocsis ÁkosCartoranje KFT., Budapest.Hungary
Dora TamasiHungarian Cave Rescue ServiceSpeleologistHungary
HEGEDUS, GyulaHungarian Speleological SocietyPresidentHungary
Babett BandulaHungarian Carst and Caves Association/Erste BankSpeleologistHungary
Ferenc CsepreghyHungarian Carst and Caves AssociationSpeleologistHungary
Ferenc HorváthHungarian Carst and Caves AssociationSpeleologistHungary
Szeredi AnnaHungarian Carst and Caves AssociationSpeleologistHungary
András HegedűsHungarian Carst & Caves AssociationSpeleologistHungary
A.B. Rodhial FalahSpeleologist, GeologistIndonesia
Amos FrumkinCave Research Center: Institute of Earth Sciences, he Hebrew University of Jerusalem,ProfessorIsrael
Francesco FiorilloUniversity of SannioProfessorItaly
Elisa PontiCaverItaly
Ada De MatteoGeologistItaly
Colavita LeonardoLa Venta Exploring TeamSpeleologistItaly
barbagli marcoSpeleologistItaly
leo cipriano fancelloGeometraItaly
Paolo AgnelliNatural History Museum, University of Florence and La Venta, Geographic Explorations ZoologistItaly
Alessandro RinaldiINGRIGNAartigianoItaly
Lo Mastro FrancescoLa Venta Esplorazioni GeograficheSpeleologistItaly
LUCA IMPERIOASS LA VENTA APSItaly
Paola TogniniGruppo Grotte Milano - Federazione Speleologica Lombarda - Società Speleologica ItalianaPhD GeologistItaly
RODRIGO TORRESSocietà Speleologica Italiana - La VentaItaly
Graziano W. FerrariSocietà Speleologica Italiana - La VentaItaly
Citterio EmanueleGruppo speleologico tivanoElettronicaItaly
Maria Luigia SattaAssociazione Gruppo Speleologico MartineseAvvocatoItaly
Rosario RuggieriHyblean Center of Speleo-Hydrogeological Research Ragusa, ItalyGeologist - KarstologistItaly
Arrigo A. CignaPast president Union International de SpéléologieLecturer speleolog, lecturer radiation protection Italy
Antonio De VivoLa Venta - Associazione Culturale Esplorazioni GeograficheItaly
Stefano VanniNatural History Musei of the Università of Floreale, ItalyItaly
Danilo MagnaniSocietà Speleologica Italiana - La VentaItaly
Damjan GerlAŠD GrmadaItaly
Leonardo PicciniFlorence UnivesityProfessor of Physiscal GeographyItaly
Sara Di FerranteGruppo grotte TrevisoItaly
Alberto RighettoSocietà Speleologica Italiana - La VentaItaly
Alessio RomeoDoc CreativityItaly
Marina AbissoSpeleo Club Gianni Ribaldone - Genova - ItalySpeleologistItaly
Giuseppe antonio RanieriUniversità della CalabriaProfessore universitario in pensioneItaly
Paolo BrunettinGSCSItaly
GIANFRANCO VANZETTISPELEO CAI VALLE D'AOSTAItaly
Andrea BonucciSocietà Speleologica Italiana - La VentaItaly
Mauro ChiesiSocietà Speleologica Italiana, Past PresidentItaly
Francesco SauroPresident of La Venta Geographic Exploration https://laventa.it/en/GeologistItaly
Luca GandolfoLa Venta Esplorazioni GeograficheGeologistItaly
Silvana MagniSocietà Speleologica Italiana - La VentaGeologistItaly
Pino PalmisanoGruppo Speleologico MartineseItaly
Ivan MartiniSocietà Speleologica Italiana - La VentaProfessorItaly
Carlo PiovesanSocietà Speleologica Italiana - La VentaItaly
Norma DamianoSocietà Speleologica Italiana - La VentaItaly
Ingrid PadovaniScf Forlì Speleo club Forlì CAIItaly
Ronald SultanemSpeleo Club Du LibanCaverLebanon
Artuto carbajalUCRMexico
Liliana ViolaNSS Paamul GrottoPresidentMexico
Palamarciuc AlexandrSustenabilEngineerMoldova
Robert MartellettiNew Zealand Speleological SocietyNew Zealand
Guy DubuisWellington Caving GroupcaverNew Zealand
Mary TrayesAustralasian Cave & Karst Management Association (ACKMA), NZ Speleological Society (NZSS)CaverNew Zealands
Reinhard SieglGulf Ibex LLCOman
Roxanne GuadalupeSpelunking EnthusiastPhilippines
JONI A BONIFACIOTREXPLOREPHILIPPINES
Miłosz KosobuckiCaverPoland
Viacheslav AndreychoukUniversity of WarsawProfessorPoland
Piotr OwczarekUniversity od WroclawAssociate ProfessorPoland
Tomasz KarasiewiczNicolaus Copernicus UniversityPhDPoland
Andrzej TycFaculty of Natural Sciences, University of Silesia in KatowicePhD, Assistant ProfessorPoland
Anna Tołoczko-PasekCaverPoland
Zbigniew ZwolińskiAdam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland; International Association of GeomorphologistsProfessor
Chair of the International Association of Geomorphologists's Working Group on Landform Assessment for Geodiversity
Polska
Lucyna Wachecka-KotkowskaUniversity of LodzAss. ProfessorPolska
Małgorzata FrydrychUniversity of LodzPhD.Polska
Sergio HenriquesGlobal Center for Species Survival, Indianapolis ZooInvertebrate Conservation CoordinatorPortugal
Frederico José Tátá dos Anjos RegalaAESDAArchaeologistPortugal
Efraín Mercado VázquezFederación Espeleológica de América Latina y del CaribePresidentPuerto Rico
Victoria GalburCaverRepublic of Moldova
Silviu ConstantinEmil Racovita Institute of SpeleologyHead of Department of Geospeleology and PaleontologyRomania
Cristian Mihai MunteanuCaverRomania
Cristina Montana PuscasTerra Analitic SRLGeochemistRomania
Olga MeshcheriakovaCaverRussia
Olga ChervyatsovaState Nature Reserve “Shulgan-Tash”ResearcherRussia
Christine HookAO AGRIResearcherRussia
Andrei MarkovRussian Geographical SocietyFull MemberRussia
Купріч Павло ПавловичУкраїнська спелеологічна АсоціаціяПрезидентRussia
Peter MalikŠtátny geologický ústav Dionýza Štúra - Geological Survey of Slovak RepublichydrogeologistSlovakia
Peter HolubekSlovak Speleological SocietyChairmanSlovakia
Tereza Petra HolúbekováCaverSlovakia
Cyril MayaudCaverSlovenia
Gregor KovacicUniversity of PrimorskaUniversity professorSlovenia
Darja KranjcCaverSlovenia
Borut PericŠkocjan Caves ParkHead of the Professional ServicesSlovenia
Tomaz ZormanSkocjan Caves Regional ParcChief RangerSlovenia
Nadja Zupan HajnaScientific Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and ArtAssociate Professor, Scientific Advisor, Doctor of Geological SciencesSlovenia
Stephen Adrian CravenSouth African Spelaeological AssociationVice-PresidentSouth Africa
Francisco Cuesta AlcázarSociedad Española de Espeleología y Ciencias del KarstJunta directiva de SEDECKSpain
Genaro Álvarez GarcíaSociedad Espeleologica Geos (Exploraciones e Investigaciones Subterráneas)Investigación espeleológicaSpain
Alberto SendraValencia Univerity, SpainBiologistSpain
Daniel BallesterosUniversity of GranadaResearcherSpain
Antonio González RamónGeological Survey of Spain (IGME)scientistSpain
Johannes LundbergSwedish Speleological SocietyPh.D., curator and herbarium manager, Swedish Museum of Natural HistorySweden
Serdar BAYARIHacettepe UniversityProfessorTurkey
Merla P ValmoresALEC Engineering and Contracting LLCTender CoordinatorUAE
Volodymyr UdovichenkoAdvent Invest LLCDeputy Technical Director of Research and DevelopmentUkraine
Zinaida KasianUkrainian Speleological AssociationExecutive secretaryUkraine
Maksimov Boris MikhailovichClub of speleologists PodillyaUkraine
Surova ViraDGGUGemologistUkraine
Uliana SelivachovaInstitutute of Geological Sciences, NAS of UkraineUkraine
Mike BuchananMike Buchanan KarstologyKarstologist, SpeleologistUnited Kingdom
Catia CanteiroPlants and Fungi Conservation CoordinatorUnited Kingdom
Erzsebet Eszter SzaboHungarian Caving Club LondonAbseilerUnited Kingdom
Neven KresicInternational Association of Hydrogeologists, Karst CommissionFormer Co-chairUSA
Michael PatrickSix Ridges GrottoChairmanUSA
Barbara A RitterCaverUSA
Gary GibulaThe National Speleological Society (U.S.)Caver and conservationistUSA
Vanessa PinterCaverUSA
Kevin StuartCaverUSA
John FruhaufCaverUSA
Johanna NellerFranklin County GrottoUSA
John D FroeschauerCaverUSA
Dennis BOYERCaverOwner War Eagle Cavern Rogers Arkansas USAUSA
JEAN KREJCANational Speleological SocietyBiologistUSA
Kathy MillerGlenwood Caverns Adventure ParkCave ManagerUSA
Sandra KnappVPI Cave ClubUSA
MontyJohns Hopkins UniversityElectrical EngineerUSA
Dr Michael DayUniversity of Wisconsin-MilwaukeeProfessor Emeritus
Karst Geomorphologist
USA
Doug R. SorokaDCEmanagerUSA
Nico Mark HauwertAustin Water Balcones Canyonland PreservePreserve managerUSA
Mark W. JoopCarlsbad Caverns National ParkPark Guide/geologistUSA
DO THI YEN NGOCVietnam Center Karst and GeoheritageGeologistViet Nam
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