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Caves have been crucial for human survival practically on every continent since the apparition of hominids on the planet and have played key roles in the history of past and existing civilizations and countries. They have been used for housing, refuge, storage, religious rituals, art expressions, water and food sources, exploration, advances on the field of natural science and much more. It is no wonder that caves have vast historical and cultural values.

The caves within the Caribbean are no exception to these values. Nonetheless, many caves are still poorly protected and are vulnerable to threats, including vandalism. The protection and promotion of these historical and cultural values are the main goals of this working group of the society.