IYCK Explore Understand Protect

International Year of Caves and Karst Events

The International Year of Caves and Karst is an initiative of the International Union of Speleology - the global organization for cave explorers, scientists, managers, and educators. The IYCK aims to increase public understanding of caves and karst and to promote appropriate cave management and conservation – to Explore, Understand and Protect..

ACKMA/ASF/NZSS Art Competition

Art Comp  

The ASF, ACKMA and NZSS invite all creative arts people of Australasia to celebrate the International Year of Caves and Karst in 2021 by submitting a creative piece of work.

Categories include: photography, creative arts, stories and poems, and music and song. Great prizes including four $500 Ledlenser vouchers and $1,000 Grand Prize!
Click on the image for competition details.


ACKMA link: http://www.ackma.org/index.html

NZSS link: http://caves.org.nz/

ACKMA Conference

Wellington Caves in New South Wales, Australia, is pleased to be hosting the Australasian Cave and Karst Management Association (ACKMA) events on 18-22 October 2021

For more information contact: enquiries@wellingtoncaves.com.au

Cave Week

 Caves Week

Social media event June 6-12, in collaboration with Carlsbad Caverns and the US National Parks Service. To join: 


Other cave related links

Cave Animal of the year 2021


Cave Animal of the Year seeks to celebrate the wonders of cave animals, encourage people to learn more about them and build an increased awareness of caves as important wildlife habitat.


 Moon Milk

 Cave inspired music by Emily Sheppard

Moon Milk



Caves Australia Magazine

Caves Australia

All copies of the ASF magazine - Caves Australia are available at 


ASF Publications for Sale

ASF has several publications available for sale at



ASF Facebook page

ASF maintains a FaceBook page: 


Facebook ASF





Back to top