Thanks to a Marie Curie-scholarship important networking can be done at the "International School of Karst” in Postojna (Slovenia). Their annual meeting is this year dedicated to “Cave Management”. Through Prof. Dr. Em. Hamilton Elery-Smith (Autralia) important contacts emphasising cave protection and sustainable development of Hoq cave are started. The SCDP/EPA of Yemen offers even a small budget to start up infrastructural work for potential eco-tourism on-site.