Graffiti in the form of spray paint destroys the natural beauty of caves

Cave formations are very easily damaged, so care must be taken

Caves are delicate places where even the most careful of human visitors can easily leave their mark. Caves have very few mechanisms for repair: a broken formation or a name written on the wall will stay that way perhaps indefinitely.

People visit caves for many reasons but for animals, caves provide food and shelter. Caves are also a path into the water table, so cave pollution can poison a vital resource for our own community. It is up to us to protect caves when we visit them. With this in mind the Virtual Cave offers these guidelines for personal conduct in caves.