"Our world’s caves are places of wonder, mystery and majestic beauty. Show caves around the world are embracing their role in protecting and preserving caves and providing a place for people to learn about these special, natural, cultural and historical resources.
Show caves also play another important nature tourism role of sustainable economic development, providing jobs, and helping the economy of their regions.”
The official opening of the IYCK will be on 26 January 2021. The location, details, and other information will be posted soon on the IYCK website, UIS Facebook page and the new UIS Twitter account. Please visit those sites to see how you can help by being part of this global education campaign.
The International Year of Caves and Karst: How to Participate
The International Union of Speleology (UIS) welcomes everyone to the International Year of Caves and Karst (IYCK)! The major goal of the IYCK is to teach people about caves and karst. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to become part of the IYCK. No program or activity is too small. We are trying to reach the world and need your help. Please visit the IYCK website’s (www.iyck2021.org) and its Download page for the Planning Guide and other materials you are free to use, If you have already planned events, please send them for posting on the Events page. We also welcome several new partners (almost 100 in total!) and expect to welcome more soon.