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Ciu Wu Wetland Park, China

CEC in China: Partnerships for nature-based solutions

Three members of IUCN CEC developed a communications campaign for nature-based solutions with the IUCN China office, Center for Environmental Education & Communications and Beijing Forest Society, travelling in December 2013. …  

17 Mar 2014 | News story

The deadline for nominations is 22 March 2014

Equator Prize call for nominations

The Equator Prize 2014 will recognize 25 local sustainable development solutions for people, nature and resilient communities. Submit nominations by March 22nd. …  

17 Mar 2014 | News story

Union Portal

Join the IUCN family online via the Union Portal

The Union Portal allows for networking, interaction and the sharing of information across IUCN. …  

17 Mar 2014 | News story

El área protegida Lomas de Arena

Guardaparques de Lomas de Arena, inspirando a niños y niñas de Santa Cruz

¿Qué son las áreas protegidas? ¿Cuál es la labor de los guardaparques? , son interrogantes que niños y niñas del “Colegio Edén” de Bolivia indagaron en el área protegida Lomas de Arena, en el marco del proyecto “Aprendiendo a ser guardaparque”, apoyado por “Amigos por el mundo”, de Disney. …  

17 Mar 2014 | News story

David Ainsworth at the IUCN CEC Deep Dive on the human dimensions of biodiversity

Deep Dive Explores the Human Dimension of Biodiversity

Why is the human dimension of biodiversity a key to communicating conservation issues? The Commission organized a recent Deep Dive meeting to create a framework for future activities. …  

07 Mar 2014 | News story

Professional updating session on conveying the IUCN message

Professional Updating Session for IUCN Councillors

As ambassadors for IUCN, Councillors communicate goals and achievements to a vast international audience. CEC and the IUCN Secretariat offered a second professional updating session to IUCN Councillors in November 2013.  …  

06 Mar 2014 | News story

Keith Wheeler, Chair of IUCN's Commission on Education and Communication

Keith Wheeler to lead stream at World Parks Congress for CEC

Engaging youth in nature is an important issue on the conservation agenda, with a 'stream' at the IUCN World Parks Congress dedicated to inspiring a new generation. It was also on the annual meeting agenda of the Canadian Committee of IUCN. …  

05 Mar 2014 | Article

IUCN World Parks Congress, Sydney 2014

CEC members and the IUCN World Parks Congress

 A note to CEC members from Juliane Zeidler, IUCN CEC Chair, on the forthcoming IUCN World Parks Congress …  

05 Mar 2014 | Article

Campaña mundial de IUCN CEC en Buin Zoo (Chile)

Campaña mundial de IUCN CEC en Buin Zoo (Chile)

Buin Zoo, realizó con excelentes resultados la jornada: Todos juntos por la conservación, un espacio de capacitación donde todos sus funcionarios comprendieron su misión y valores institucionales y donde la campaña “El amor, no la pérdida” de IUCN-CEC los inspiró a conocer, valorar y usar sosteniblemente la biodiversidad. …  

04 Mar 2014 | News story

En su 25 aniversario la Fundación Patagonia Natural (FPN) editó su Calendario Educativo 2014

Calendario Educativo 2014

Este año especial, como desde hace más de dos décadas, FPN pone a disposición su Calendario, que en la edición 2014, muestra una selección de fotografías de fauna costero-marina de Argentina. …  

04 Mar 2014 | News story

Nancy Colleton, IUCN CEC Acting Chair
  • Nancy Colleton, IUCN CEC Acting Chair

    Nancy Colleton, IUCN CEC Acting Chair

    Photo: CEC

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