From Conservation to Cave Mapping: A Scientific Expedition to Batu Katak, Northern Sumatra, Indonesia

The Batu Katak village in Northern Sumatra, Indonesia, is located in the Batumilmil formation, a paleokarst that consists of dark gray to reddish gray limestone. A group of scientists from the University of Puerto Rico and Harimau Conservation explored the neighboring karst forest and mapped five caves as a conservation action, to help protect the karst forest and its geological importance.