Missouri Caves & Karst Conservancy Launches New Website

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Missouri Caves & Karst Conservancy (MCKC) announces launch of its new website for cavers, cave owners and those who are interested in cave conservation and education.

We are excited about our updated website, which serves as an important public outreach and education tool for our organization.

Missouri Caves & Karst Conservancy (MCKC) is pleased to announce the launch of its new website for cavers, cave owners and those who are interested in cave conservation and education. The site, http://www.mocavesandkarst.org features four important caves that MCKC manages, a slideshow of Missouri caves and information on conserving cave and karst topography.

Klaus Leidenfrost, MCKC President and wildlife biologist for the Mark Twain National Forest - Houston/Rolla/Cedar Creek Ranger District, states, "We are excited about our updated website, which serves as an important public outreach and education tool for our organization."

Website visitors interested in speleology will find educational articles on caves and karst, recommended books, DVDs and caving gear, as well as caving resource links and details on how to obtain the new Missouri "The Cave State" license plates. The specialty license plate available for the first time in 2010 was made possible through the cooperative efforts of MCKC and the Missouri Caves Association.

MCKC Vice President, Jonathan Beard who has been involved in cave exploration, mapping, surveying, management and cave restoration efforts for four decades, added, "The MCKC is most interested in cave and karst conservation, which means the conservation of our groundwater, the numerous species of aquatic fauna that inhabit groundwater and endangered troglobites that depend on our fragile cave ecosystems."

MCKC encourages you to visit a commercial cave or contact a local cave grotto and get involved with cave exploration, discovery, research and karst conservation.

For more information Missouri Caves & Karst Conservancy, visit our website at: http://www.missouricavesandkarst.org/.

About Missouri Caves & Karst Conservancy: Established in 1993, MCKC is an all volunteer, not-for-profit organization made up of Missourians and cave enthusiasts from across the U.S.

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