Uruguayan Cavers Mourn Loss of Prominent Speleologist

November 16, 2012 / Uruguay, South America
Speleologist Livio Incastaciato

Speleologist Livio Incastaciato. Photo via Centro Espeleologico Uruguayo Mario Isola

Uruguayan cavers are mourning the loss of speleologist Livio Incatasciato, president and founder of the Centro Espeleologico Uruguayo Mario Isola (CEUMI), who passed away on Wednesday, November 14th.

Known for his love of teaching young people speleology and conservation, the 76-year-old Incatasciato devoted his life to the study of caves and the promotion of speleology in Uruguay.

In recent years he was responsible for organizing CEUDE Congresses that covered a wide range of topics and focused on speleology not only as a science but as a way to interact with nature and to protect it.

Besides his work with caves in Uruguay, Incatasciato also helped less fortunate communities in different parts of the world by drilling wells to provide potable water.

As a tribute, the CEUMI have been compiling condolence messages on their website, while his friends have put together a powerpoint presentation, full of photos, to commemorate his life.

[via Efrain Mercado, Presidente FEALC]

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