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Chiropterology training for Algerian national parks staff

CEC member Mourad Ahmin conducted a two-day training at the Gouraya National Park environmental education centre. …  

04 Mar 2014 | Article


IUCN CEC Europe is developing a new recycling game

CEC members are invited to take a survey to help develop a new activity for children aged 8-14  focusing on the connections between mining, recycling of aluminium and nature conservation. It is being developed by the Göncöl Foundation and IUCN CEC.  …  

04 Mar 2014 | Article

Walking the beach during a camp on marine and coastal resources, Tamil Nadu

50 students attend marine & coastal ecosystems camp

Students aged 12-14 from five schools in Tamil Nadu learned about  mangroves, coral reefs and seagrass beds during a two-day awareness-raising camp run by Dr. Balaji of the OMCAR Foundation with MFF India. …  

04 Mar 2014 | Article

"Love, Not Loss" is a video about communicating biodiversity

Hebrew translation of 'Love Not Loss' video now available

IUCN CEC would like to thank Dr. Simon Nemtzov, a scientist in Isreal, for volunteering to translate the video 'Love. Not Loss.' into Hebrew. "The way to inspire people to action to protect our wonderful world is not through more stories of "doom and gloom" but rather to show them the wonderment and marvels in the beauty of nature," he says. …  

04 Mar 2014 | News story

Carlos Micilio, Consultora Urbano Ambiental, CEC member

Reconocimiento a miembro argentino de la CEC

Este es un reconocimiento que tuve de la Universidad ESPAM MLF en el “Proyecto de Trabajo de año”, en Calceta, Ecuador, en donde se citaron los fundamentos y desarrollos en materia educativa ambiental de miembro CEC. …  

03 Mar 2014 | Article

San Juanico mural illustrating an ocean ecosystem in which fisherfolk, surfers, and sea turtles coexist

Murals Inspire Sea Turtle Conservation on Baja Peninsula

A new study finds that sea turtle murals in public spaces are raising awareness about marine conservation issues in Mexico. IUCN CEC members AJ Schneller conducted the study with Alyssa Irizarry.  …  

03 Mar 2014 | Article

Cover of the IUCN CEC Annual Report 2013

IUCN CEC Annual Report 2013

Learn about the discussion group series 'Thought Leaders Deep Dive' , e-learning courses in support of Aichi Target 1 and other CEC-supported activities in 2013.   …  

03 Mar 2014 | Article

building city skyskraper window

Partnerships for the Living City Conference in Montreal

This March 7 event in Montreal, Canada, will showcase local and international achievements in urban biodiversity. …  

03 Mar 2014 | News story

CEC new logo contest

Update on CEC Logo Contest

In October 2013, CEC invited members and affiliates to design a new logo expressing a love for nature, positive change and people-to-people networking. We were excited and pleased to have received over 40 designs to choose from. …  

14 Feb 2014 | News story


Be part of the Pyramid2030 campaign

CEC member Alan Atkisson shares his work with Pyramid 2030. This is a unique, global campaign to promote understanding, enthusiasm, and action for sustainable development.  Anyone can join and help spread the word amongst organizations, networks and people that you think would be interested in supporting the campaign or in running a Pyramid 2030 workshop.   …  

24 Jan 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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