CBSS in the media


  • The article in Makarsko primorje internet portal on June 11 announced the 1st Biospeleological Expedition – Biokovo 2017.
  • An article was published in 24 sata newspaper on July 30 about the results of the 1st Biospeleological Expedition – Biokovo 2017. The news of the Expedition was also announced by Slobodna Dalmacija newspaper on July 10, and Novi list on its web site on September 14
  • An unknown species of centipedes found in Kostrena
  • Appeal for the rescue of the olm’s “homeland”

Eco-cleaning of Rupećica, Zeleno jezero and Zagorska mrežnica spring


  • on the 23 September, Martina Pavlek was on the HRT show “Science Circuits” to talk about the discovery of a new insect from order Diptera.
  • Marko Lukić was a guest on HRT show “Scientific Circuits” on September 30, and talked about the discovery of a new species of Collembola.


  • On June 2, the internet portal Slobodna Dalmacija published the article “Speleologists discovered a cave larger than the cave Kraljičina špilja”, which talks about scientific research in caves and mines on the island of Vis.
  • On April 20, the article “Clams thought to have been extinct were found” was published on the HRT internet portal. The article emphasized the new scientific research of the underground clam Congeria.


  • On January 13, a free magazine Metkovski Vjesnik published an article on the research of the Čočina jama cave entitled “Čočina jama Cave in the Light of the Day”.
  • Jana Bedek and Neven Bočić were guests on a children’s show “School Hour”, broadcasted on January 30 at HRT 1.
  • On the internet portal Slobodna Dalmacija on March 27, the article “In Predolac lives the only underground clam in the world” was published. As part of this article, a brochure about Jama in Predolac was promoted.


– On June 15, Jana Bedek and Marko Lukić attended the HTV show “Good Morning, Croatia” on HRT 1.

– On June 17, Jana Bedek and Kazimir Miculinić were guests on the show “From star to star”, on TV 4 rijeke.

  • On July 7, Jana Bedek apeared on a science show “From the World of Science” on Radio Sljeme.
  • On July 7, Večernji list newspaper published a four-page article on the project “Protection of the Cave Type Localities in the Dinarides”.
  • British speleological magazine Descent released a report on the project “Protection of the Cave Type Localities in the Dinarides”.
  • Jana Bedek and Katarina Milković apeared on the show “Good Morning, Croatia” on HTV, HRT 1.
  • In October, Jana Bedek was guest in the on HTV TV show “Croatia live”.
  • The CBSS, in cooperation with the Baštinik Association from Metković, organized the forum “Congeria kusceri and us”, which got media coverage from


  • Franica Kljaković Gašpić, Petra Kovač-Konrad, Vedran Jalžić and Branko Jalžić visited HRT’s show “Sea”. They spoke of the Medova buža and Jamina caves.
  • Branko Jalžić was guest on the show “Epursi muove” where he talked about the Lukina jama cave and the discoveries made in it.
  • Branko Jalžić, Marijana Cukrov and Neven Cukrov talked about sulfuric caves in Mokošica on HRT in the show “Sea”.
  • Martina Pavlek was guest in the HRT show “Scientific Five”.
  • On HTV’s show “Moment of Understanding”, Marko Lukić and Jana Bedek spoke about speleological and biospeleological research.
  • On April 1, Neven Buzjak and Marko Lukić presented a professional seminar on the protection of caves and underground fauna in the HTV program “Good morning, Croatia”. The seminar was held from 30th to 31st January 2010 in the City of Ogulin.
  • The first free newspapers in Ogulin, Ogulin Info, published an article on the expert seminar on the protection of caves and underground fauna organized by CBSS, Speleological section of PDS “Velebit”, Speleological Club “Samobor”, Speleological section of HPD “Željezničar” and the City of Ogulin.
  • On 13 August, the Novi list newspaper published an article about the dive of Branko Jalžić in Lukina jama cave to a depth of 1421 m.
  • On October 1, Metkovski Vjesnik newspaper published a printed article on the new research of Jama in Predolac cave organized by CBSS and the Baštinik Association.


  • The exhibition “The Underground World of the Island of Mljet” was presented on the HTV show, “Moment of Knowledge”, and Branko Jalžić and Kazimir Miculinić presented the results of the research on the island of Mljet on Good Morning, Croatia.
  • During 2009, the movie “World under the World” was filmed as part of the project “Biodiversity of the Underground Fauna of Karlovac County”. Project manager Jana Bedek appeared on the HTV show Good morning, Croatia, during which sections of the movie were shown. In addition to appearing on this show, Jana Bedek held several interviews for local television and radio stations.
  • In 2009, web pages of the Croatian Biospeleology Society were posted. The web site at that time contained all the necessary information about HBSD, annual reports, project information, cave fauna and many other interesting things. During 2010, the web site was supplemented with information on animal groups, projects, donors and sponsors. A photo gallery was also created.
  • The article “Secret Life in the Womb of the Mountain” was published in a double issue of Nedjeljni vjesnik on 28 and 29 March. The article wrote about the discovery of the endemic Collembola on Biokovo Mt.
  • The daily newspaper Vjesnik published two big reports, one on speleological and biospeleological research on the island of Mljet, and the other on the significance and threats to the Dinaric cave clam, Congeria kusceri.
  • on December 5, HRT 1 showed the documentary film “Panthera spelaea“, about  the Vrtare male cave in Dramalj near Crikvenica, which featured Kazimir Miculinić, Vedran Jalžić, Ana Komerički and Branko Jalžić.


  • Report on the Research and Protection of Bats was broadcasted twice on Good morning, Croatia .
  • On October 28, the printed edition of Večernji list newspaper published “A new species of beetles and amphipods found in the caves”. The article wrote about biospeleological research in the Papuk Mt.
  • On the December 6, the Internet edition of the Glas Istre published the article “Proteus anguinus lives in Pula” that reported on a new finding of amphibian in the area of City of Pula.


  • Danijela Hamidović participated in the Kviskoteka Detection Game in May 2007 with the aim of popularizing the protection of bats and the need for their scientific research, on NOVA TV television program.
  • In December, HRT 1 program broadcasted the “Scientific Five” show with a profile of scientist Danijela Hamidović, highlighting the importance and need for scientific research of bats.
  • A show about the cave Vrtare Male was made for the HTV, and featured clips from D. Pelić’s film shot in the cave during excavation.
  • HTV produced a show about a book on Lukina jama cave in which Branko Jalžić appeard as the main editor of the first book about a cave in Croatia.
  • On June 14, the 24 sata newspaper published a short news on HBSD research in the Suhodol cave on Papuk Mt.
  • In the printed issue of Vjesnik newspaper from May 21, the article “The Ancient Habitat of the Southern Elephants ” was published as the main topic. The article covered the speleodive and paleontological discoveries in the Vrtare male cave.
  • In a double issue of Jutarnji list newspaper from October 7 and 8, an article on paleontological discoveries in the Vrtare Male “Bald lion from Dramalj drowned in cave” was published.
  • On October 6 and 26, Večernji list newspaper published a short report about speleological and biospeleological research in the Suhodol cave on the Papuk Mt. and caves in the vicinity of the Jankovac mountain lodge.


  • At the beginning of 2006, a press conference was held on the occasion of describing two new species and two new genus of underground planktonic crustaceans belonging to Calanoid order, which inhabit the anhialine caves of Croatian islands. The papers were published by academic Franko Kršinić from the Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries from Dubrovnik. The results were also shared by Vjesnik newspaper in a double issue from March 11 and 12 under the title “The Living Fossils on Hvar and Korčula”, and Novi list newspaper on 3 March entitled “Croatian Islands hid the Lost World of Living Fossils”.
  • In the double issue of Vjesnik newspaper, on May 27 and 28, the article “Private Interest or Protection of the Unique Cave in the World” was published. The article wrote about the Tounj quarry cave, its biospeleological wealth and potential cave protection.
  • On June 21, Večernji list newspaper published an article “Destroying the underground world of the canyon of Dobra river” . The article warned about the damage of the construction of HE Lešće, and also mentioned its negative impact on biospeleological diversity.
  • On July 6, Vjesnik newspaper, published an article on biospeleological research in the Dinarids under the title “Our karst beauties cry for the protection”.
  • On the occasion of the publication of the “Catalogue of cave type localities of Croatian fauna”, a press conference was held on November 21, 2006 in the Educational Center of the Zagreb ZOO.
  • In 2006, CBSS members appeard o the HTV and collaborated on reports, especially for “Good Morning, Croatia”, “Moment of Knowledge”, “Scientific five” and “Wisdom Tooth”.


  • A press conference was held on March 1, 2005, about a scientific paper “Three new species and one new genus of ultraspecialized cave dwelling Leptodirinae from Croatia (Coleoptera, Cholevidae)” published in the journal Natura Croatica. The paper describes the new genus of cave coleoptera and three new species from Croatia.
  • On September 2, Slobodna Dalmacija newspaper published the news on natural sciences research in Kokorići near Vrgorac under the title “Biospeleologists descended to the Betina subterranean river”.
  • In the double issue of Vjesnik newspaper on September 10 and 11, the article “Vjetrenica richer than Postojna” was published, which talked about biospeleological research in the cave of Vjetrenica.
  • The regional double edition of Večernji list newspaper published on August 4 and 5 featured an article on paleontological discoveries in a cave Vrtare Male called “30,000 years old bones were found in Dramalj”.
  • On August 31, 2005,Novi list newspaper  published the article “The Vrtare Male cave hides a spectacular discovery” which wcovered the paleontological discoveries in the cave.
  • During 2005, members of HBSD appeared on  HTV shows “Moment of Knowledge” and “Scientific Five”, as well as on radio shows, of which we single out Jana Bedek on Ogulin Radio with the theme “Ogulin Cave Sponge and Its Protection”.


  • Jana Bedek, Roman Ozimec, Branko Jalžić and Danijela Hamidović appeared on several HTV science shows where they presented CBSS and cave animal research projects.
  • On June 3, Večernji list newspaper published news of underground sponge research.
  • On June 5th, Karlovački list newsaper published a storyon the start of systematic research of the endangered freshwater sponge.
  • On June 10, Karlovački tjednik weekly newspaper published a brief notice with the title “The only one in the World” was issued on the protection of the only freshwater sponge in the world called.
  • Published in the Večernji list newspaper on 3 November, the article “Clarification of the Ogulin Sponge is starting” writes about the biospeleological research of the mentioned sponge.
  • The Ogulinski list newspaper published an article on the protection of the underground sponge Eunapius subterraneus on 6 November .
  • Joško Martinović made a 7.5 minute report for the HTV Sports HQ on bats research and underground fauna of the Veternica cave for the 2005 World Ski Cup. The report was shown on HTV on 20 January 2005. The viewership was exceptional, and bats and numerous underground invertebrates were shown.


  • Jana Bedek and Roman Ozimec appeared on HTV on the science show where they presented CBSS and explorations of the underground fauna.
  • Branko Jalžić appeared on HTV and presented a finding on a cave bear discovered by members of the CBSS on Biokovo Mt. The news was also published by the Večernji list newspaper on July 21.
  • On November 30, Nedjeljni vjesnik newspaper published the news of underground sponge research in the Gorski Kotar.


  • On the occasion of the publication of the book Encyclopaedia Biospeleologica, Volume 3, a press conference was organized on the 18th April 2002 at the Faculty of Science and Mathematics in Zagreb, attended by journalists. Academician Milan Meštrov gave an introductory lecture on the importance of underground fauna of Croatia.
  • In 2002, Roman Ozimec published numerus science-popular articles on the underground fauna in the magazine Meridijani, and also appeared in several shows on HTV.