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Katalin Czippan of Hungary is IUCN CEC Regional Vice-Chair for Europe

CEC in Europe: Autumn Update

Katalin Czippán, IUCN CEC Regional Vice-Chair for Europe, invites CEC members to contact her for an invitation to the World Science Forum in November. She also reports on the first meeting of the UNECE Expert Group on Competences in Education for Sustainable Development, attended by five CEC members .  …  

19 Oct 2009 | News story
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Mold grows on bread in biodiversity science experiment

Students in Venice Study Biodiversity

CEC member Marco Prunotto is organizing an educational project for students aged 11 to 13 in Venice, Italy. Simple classroom experiments like growing mold on bread will produce samples that teach lessons in biodiversity -- observed under microscopes, recorded in cell phone photos, connected to larger issues of sustainability in everyday life. It's called the DiscoverBioD project. …  

19 Oct 2009 | News story

Cozumel Emerald Hummingbird

Newsletter of the International League of Conservation Photographers

The October 2009 issue of the International League of Conservation Photographers features news of WiLD9 and WiLD SPEAK, action by conservation photographers, the latest "rave", books, competitions and awards. Cristina Mittermeier, iCLP Executive Director, is a member of the IUCN CEC Steering Committee. …  

16 Oct 2009 | News story
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palm trees

Protected Areas as Solutions for Climate Change

Protected area systems provide powerful tools to combat climate change; with commitment and planning they could do even more in the future. This story is shared with CEC by Nigel Dudley and Trevor Sandwith of the IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas. …  

16 Oct 2009 | News story
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Computer Simulations on Climate Change: Four to Try

We need a way to see the future without waiting for it to arrive. And it turns out that simulation models are very good at helping us do that. Simulations like the four shown here are useful tools for awareness-raising and communications efforts on climate change. From CEC Steering Committee member Dominic Stucker of the Sustainability Institute.

15 Oct 2009 | News story
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Mekong Floods 2008

Community Resilience: CEC Member Editorial

CEC Steering Committee member Brad Smith and Rebekah Green of Western Washington University offer this guest editorial on climate change and community resilience, from the October 2009 CEC e-newsletter. International organizations such as the IUCN play a crucial role in promoting and supporting community resilience. Especially important is the work of defining and promoting the integration of disaster reduction, ecosystem protection and management, and community livelihood development at the national, regional, and community level. …  

15 Oct 2009 | News story
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Fish and seagrass, Menorca, Spain

Course on Cross Sector Collaboration

Need to know how to get Industry, Government and Community Leaders to work together on a politically difficult problem? A new course offered by CEC member Peter Adler addresses cross sector collaboration. …  

15 Oct 2009 | News story
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Biodiversity Websites for Teachers

CEC members working with children and young people may like this list of websites for teachers. Alicia Jimenez Elizondo of Earth Charter International Secretariat recommends websites for teachers on biodiversity and related topics in Education for Sustainable Development. …  

25 Aug 2009 | News story

Cuenca del Plata y el Gran Chaco

Cuenca del Plata y el Gran Chaco: New Website

Miembro UICN lanza un portal enfocada a la Cuence del Plata y Gran Chaco in Argentina. CEC member Federico González informs us that IUCN member PROTEGER is participating in the launch of a new portal on the Cuenca del Plata and Gran Chaco in Argentina. …  

25 Aug 2009 | News story

Jyamchang Bhotia stands atop Mt Everest with a banner protesting export of monkeys from Nepal

Banner Flies on Everest for CEC Member's Campaign

Mangal Man Shakya, Chairman of the Wildlife Watch Group in Nepal and member of IUCN CEC, is raising awareness about the export of Nepalese monkeys to labs in the United States. He presented Nepal’s new forest minister with a photo of climber Jyamchang Bhotia holding a “Stop Monkey Business” banner at the top of Mount Everest. …  

25 Aug 2009 | News story
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Nancy Colleton, IUCN CEC Acting Chair
  • Nancy Colleton, IUCN CEC Acting Chair

    Nancy Colleton, IUCN CEC Acting Chair

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