Clean Up the Dark

is a volunteer project of the European caving community that focuses on the protection of karst underground. This site features data on cave pollution and clean up campaigns across the continent.

At this time, the site includes polluted/cleaned caves in Croatia, Slovenia and Italy.

Gather data

polluted and cleaned sites across Europe in a single database

Gain media attention

use the database to attract attention of environmental journalists

Change policies

improve policies regarding karst underground protection

Pollution of karst underground

threatens unique cave fauna…


…and our clean water reserves!

National datasets included:

Clean Up the Dark is supported by:

Clean Up the Dark is a project of the European Cave Protection Commission (European Speleological Federation)