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Deepwater Horizon rig in fire in the Gulf of Mexico.

Risk against profits!

Because of the distance, prevailing currents and winds, the oil slick drifting to southern United States shores will probably not directly affect the Caribbean. However, events in the last few weeks in the Gulf of Mexico should be seen as a serious warning for any country commercializing its submarine oil resources, especially those who bet a lot on tourism such as in the Caribbean. How will governments and stakeholders now balance profits against risks?   | French | Spanish

29 May 2010 | International news release

Commission logo banded in gold.

CEC Newsletter May 2010

This newsletter reports on the CEC Steering Committee Meeting held 14-16 April 2010 in Aviemore, Scotland. …  

28 May 2010 | News story

A park interpreter shares her knowledge about the Insh Marshes in Scotland

On Knowledge Management and Biodiversity

Knowledge about biodiversity is becoming available very quickly. We need fast, smart systems to collect, store, analyse and communicate that knowledge. Keith Wheeler reflects on the knowledge management discussions at the 2010 CEC Steering Committee Meeting. …  

28 May 2010 | News story

Megan Camp at the CEC Steering Committee Meeting 2010

CEC's Next Steps in Knowledge Management

CEC is working to enhance knowledge management and CEC’s web presence. Part of the puzzle is a need shared by CEC, other Commissions, and IUCN as a whole for a more robust content management system. The knowledge management group at the CEC Steering Committee Meeting outlined next steps. …  

28 May 2010 | News story

Keith Wheeler, CEC Chair, Cairngorms National Park, Scotland

CEC Newsletter May 2010: Chair's Corner

This issue of the IUCN CEC Newsletter reports on the CEC Steering Committee Meeting held 14-16 April 2010 in Aviemore, Scotland. My thanks to the more than 30 participants at this meeting for your contributions of time and energy and expertise -- volcanic ash cloud notwithstanding. …  

28 May 2010 | News story

Female saiga antelope

Mass mortality among saigas in Kazakhstan: 12,000 dead

Nearly 12,000 Critically Endangered saiga antelopes have been found dead over the last week in the Ural population in western Kazakhstan.       

28 May 2010 | International news release

Green parrot

Biodiversity Facts and Resource Links

The International Day for Biological Diversity, May 21,  focused on the links between biodiversity, human development and people’s livelihoods. This has special significance for every plant and animal on Earth, particularly during this International Year of Biodiversity, and comes at a time when world leaders are setting new targets to stop biodiversity loss. …  

28 May 2010 | News story

IUCN logo

74th Meeting of the IUCN Council

The 74th meeting of the IUCN Council will get underway in Gland, Switzerland on 2 June. …   | French | Spanish

28 May 2010 | News story

John Kidd, Head - IUCN Global Communications, at the 2010 CEC Steering Committee Meeting

CEC Supports IUCN Communications and World Conservation Learning Network

CEC is committed to collaboration with other commissions and programmes. CEC support to IUCN communications work, and vice versa, was the topic of a session with IUCN's John Kidd. The Steering Committee also welcomed news of the World Conservation Institute's progress at Royal Roads University, Canada. …  

28 May 2010 | News story

Keith Wheeler talks with Wendy Goldstein, CEC Deputy Chair and regional focal point for Oceania, with Konai Helu Thaman of Fiji

How CEC will engage members in the regions

The aim is to increase the number of CEC members as well as the engagement of members by working through the regional groups, with an emphasis on youth. All Regional Vice-Chairs prepared a plan of work aimed at engaging the membership. …  

28 May 2010 | News story

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