11 Years

CAVE ANIMAL OF THE YEAR
GERMANY

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The Cave Animal of the Year

In the year 2008, the Verband der deutschen Höhlen- und Karstforscher e.V. (German Speleological Society) decided at its annual convention, to designate a “Cave Animal of the Year”, starting in the year 2009. With this campaign, we want to raise awareness for the zoological diversity in subterranean habitats, which is little known by authorities and the general public.

In the year 2014, the campaign “Cave Animal of the Year” was awarded the France HABE Prize by the Department of Karst and the Cave Protection of the International Union of Speleology.

keyboard_arrow_rightPress releases, photographs, flyer and poster of the cave animals

2019

Common Cave Limoniid

2018

White-legged Snake Millipede

2017

Four-spotted Cave Ichneumon Wasp

2016

Höhlenlangbein (Cave Longleg)

2015

Cellar Glass-snail

2014

Cave Asellid

2013

Cave Fungus Gnat

2012

Greater Cave Spider

2011

Greater Mouse-eared Bat

2010

Herald Moth

2009

Cave Amphipod

Caves as a Habitat