ESP 2022-04 Exploring Sa Conca e’ Locoli Spring, Sardinia, Italy

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Sa Conca e’ Locoli is a beautiful partially flooded karst cavity located in the heart of the UNESCO MAB (Man and the Biosphere) area of Tepilora, Rio Posada and Montalbo in Sardinia. It is a huge water reservoir of great importance to the local community and to the survival of many habitats in the park. This cave has been known for thousands of years, but its complex conformation makes it difficult to penetrate and study.

The main goal of our project is to create a documentary about the exploration of the Sa Conca’e Locoli spring in order to raise awareness among local, national and international audiences about the beauty and importance of the large karst system that characterises this area of Sardinia, as well as about the entire UNESCO MAB area to stimulate sustainable tourism.

The second major goal of the project is to complete a hydrogeological study
of the water path, which from the underground river of Sa Conca ‘e Locoli
reaches the source of Fruncu ‘e Oche.

Third and final goal is to create awareness about caves and karst as invaluable resources for the global community.

Read the full report.