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International Year of Youth Launched Today

12 August 2010 -- International Year of Youth to Be Launched Today at United Nations Headquarters, on theme of ‘Dialogue and Mutual Understanding’ …  

12 Aug 2010 | News story

Community members rally to protect the sea turtle in Baja California Sur, Mexico

CEC Newsletter August 2010

Look for 'good practices' among the 35 news items in the July/August issue of the IUCN CEC Newsletter. …  

06 Aug 2010 | News story

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Greening Education Conference

The annual International Event on Greening Education will be held 27-29 October in Karlsruhe, Germany. The focus is on ecologizing curriculum, greening courses and creating low carbon education institutions. …  

06 Aug 2010 | News story

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Whitley Award Applications Open

The Whitley Fund for Nature recognizes outstanding nature conservation leaders around the world.  Applications for the 2011 Whitley Awards are now open. Shared by Gillian Martin Mehers, CEC Specialty Group Leader. …  

05 Aug 2010 | News story

European Association of Zoos and Aquaria

Vacancy: Training Officer, European Association of Zoos and Aquaria

CEC member Eoghan O'Sullivan welcomes applications from outside the zoo community. The successful candidate will develop a series of continuous professional development training courses catering to the institutional membership of EAZA.     …  

05 Aug 2010 | News story

Mme Araba Kadidiatou Yonli/Zerba, présidente sortante de l’OI Planèt’ERE et le chef de protocole de l’organisation national du Forum au Cameroun

Yaoundé reçoit le quatrième Forum Francophone International Planèt’ERE

Le Forum Planèt'ERE 4 s’est tenu à Yaoundé au Cameroun sous le thème « Réconcilions nous avec la Nature, Éduquer à la Biodiversité et à l'interculturalité » Par membre de la CEC Monique Trudel. …  

05 Aug 2010 | News story

Taporopora No Apopo, an education for sustainable event held on Rarotonga by the Cook Islands Ministry of Education in 2010

Cook Islands Conference on Education for Sustainable Development

Students from 16 schools attending an ESD conference on Raratonga, Cook Islands, explored issues of culture and the environment through art, song, dance and drama. From Jane Taurarii and Anaseini Pokino of the Ministry of Education, and CEC member Seema Deo of Fiji. …  

02 Aug 2010 | News story

An environmental education workshop in Guinea Bissau in early 2010 aims to be the start of a new network of EE professionals in West Africa.

Newsletter du PREE - Programme Régional d’Education à l’Environnement en Afrique de l’Ouest

Version française en pièce jointe. English version in attachment. Shared with CEC by Frédéric Airaud, Chargé de Programme UICN Guinée Bissau.

02 Aug 2010 | News story

Community members rally to protect the sea turtle in Baja California Sur, Mexico

Community Outreach and Education Efforts Mobilize Sea Turtle Conservation Movement

Community parnterships, social marketing and environmental education are raising the profile of the sea turtle conservation movement in Baja California Sur, Mexico, as documented in a new study by CEC member A.J. Schneller with Patricia Baum. …  

02 Aug 2010 | News story

The role of communication as a policy tool

Mainstreaming Biological Diversity - CEPA

This eight-page publication presents the case for the work programme on communication, education and public awareness (CEPA) for the Convention on Biological Diversity. It highlights the role of communication as a policy tool. English / French / Hungarian …  

01 Aug 2010 | News story

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

    Nancy Colleton, IUCN CEC Acting Chair

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