Life under the Balkans

The Dinaric Arc is a vast network of underground caves, lakes and rivers that runs throughout the Balkans.

The labyrinth may be dark and largely devoid of light, but it is full of life - containing the richest variety of subterranean fauna in the world.

This week One Planet heads down into the Arc, to meet some of the creatures that live down there, and also chat to locals about the persistent dumping of waste into the caves, and plans to build a hydroelectric power plant in the underground network.

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18 minutes

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Mon 5 Sep 2011 15:32 GMT

BBC World Service Archive

BBC World Service Archive

This programme was restored as part of the World Service archive project