Hellenic Institute of Speleological Research (HISR) is a non-governmental, non-profit, organization established in 2001 aiming for the promotion of scientific research, contribution to the education and the public awareness and contribution to the conservation and management of the karstic areas and the subterranean environment of Greece.
HISR has participated in national and international projects related to field research, documentation, data basing and conservation of the cave fauna of Greece and the Balkans.
In various projects for the conservation and management of caves and karst areas, HISR is in close collaboration with academic institutions, other NGO’s, administration and development agencies as well as environmental education centers.

28 September 2018

Cave fauna of Greece database is officially launched

Following the official presentation at the 24th International Conference on Subterranean Biology, the Hellenic Institute of Speleological Research launched an online data infrastructure which provides information on the taxonomy, distribution, conservation status, and referenced literature for all non-marine cavernicolous animal […]
28 March 2018

8th & 9th seminar on speleobiology (March 23-25, 2018, Thessaloniki)

Two more speleobiology seminars were organised  at Thessaloniki (March 23-25, 2018), expanding our caver’s network to northern Greece. In total, 16 speleologists from 3 clubs (Thessaloniki Caving Club – PROTEAS, Speleological Group of Kavala and HSS – Northern Greece) participated. […]
28 February 2018

6th & 7th seminars on speleobiology (February 22-25, 2018, Athens)

Two more speleobiology seminars were organised in Athens (22-25 February 2018)  with the participation of 33 speleologists from 5 clubs (SPELEO, SELAS, IPOGEA, HSS, Northern Greece – HSS, SPOK). Lectures and  laboratory exercises were carried out at the offices of […]