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CEC National Activators as of March 2010

CEC has selected National Activators in several more regions: Eastern and Southern Africa, North Africa, Europe, South and South East Asia. Here is the complete list as of March 2010, including all CEC members who have accepted this volunteer position. Welcome!

02 Mar 2010 | News story

Frits Hesselink, CEC Special Advisor, talks about behaviour change and climate change

Spanish E-Learning Channel interviews CEC Member Frits Hesselink

This 21-minute video on climate change is part of a course on sustainable development. The video, Verdades y mentiras sobre el cambio climatico, was produced by UNED, the Spanish Distance Education Channel. It includes an interview with CEC Special Advisor Frits Hesselink.

02 Mar 2010 | News story

La réunion des animateurs de la commission d’éducation et de communication de l’UICN en Afrique centrale et occidentale

Tommy Garnett réuni les animateurs nationaux de la CEC à Sierra Leone

Félicité Mangang, Chargée de communication du Bureau UICN pour le Programme pour l’Afrique Centrale et Occidentale (PACO) nous informe sur la réunion des animateurs de la CEC d’Afrique de l’Ouest et du Centre en Sierra Leone.

02 Mar 2010 | News story

Carlos Micilio, Consultora Urbano Ambiental, CEC member

Psychology behind littering: A CEC member's opinion

CEC member Carlos Micilio, an urban environmental consultant, recently published an opinion piece on the psychology behind littering in Waste Management World. ¿Ha leído...? La pobreza no es excusa. Una mirada a la psicología detrás de tirar la basura (en inglés).   …  

02 Mar 2010 | News story

Centro Regional de Especialización y Experiencias en EDS RCE Bogotá

Centro Regional de Especialización y Experiencias en EDS RCE Bogotá

CEC member Olga Bermúdez is director of a regional centre engaged in Education for Sustainable Development in Bogotá, Colombia. She shares news from the Centre and notes the involvement of another CEC member, Charles Hopkins of UNU and UNESCO.    …  

01 Mar 2010 | News story

CEC member Suzana Padua and her husband, Claudio, winners of an award for social entrepreneurship in Brazil

CEC Member Suzana Padua Wins Social Entrepreneur Award

The Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship with the newspaper Folha de São Paulo recently recognized CEC member Suzana Padua and her husband, Claudio, for their work in the institute they founded, IPE-Instituto de Pesquisas Ecológicas. Suzana is CEC Regional Vice-Chair for South America.

01 Mar 2010 | News story

Arturo Curiel, IUCN CEC Regional Vice-Chair

CEC Member Arturo Curiel Wins Jalisco Science Award

Dr. Arturo Curiel Ballesteros, a researcher from the Centro Universitario de Ciencias Biológicas y Agropecuarias (CUCBA), University of Guadalajara (Mexico) received an award for his research work of 30 years at the CUCBA.  Arturo is IUCN CEC Regional Vice-Chair for Meso America.

01 Mar 2010 | News story

Anjona, 13, lost her home to the rising sea in the Sunderbans, India

Film Puts Human Face on Climate Change in India

CEC member Krishnendu Bose is an independent filmmaker from India. He shares his recent production, a six-minute film that puts a human face on climate change with the story of a girl from the Sunderbans area of India, impacted by rising sea levels.   …  

22 Feb 2010 | News story

CEC members from Indonesia, Malaysia and Vietnam at ASEAN workshop with the CBD's David Ainsworth, also a CEC member

CEC Members Facilitate ASEAN Workshop on Biodiversity and Media

CEC members from Indonesia, Malaysia and Vietnam served as facilitators at a workshop co-organized by the CBD and the ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity. Cynthia Chin, Dinh Thi Minh Thu and Ronny Mustamu applied the tools and methods of CEPA - Communication and Education for Public Awareness.

22 Feb 2010 | News story

Participant at the CEPA workshop in Peru

CEPA Workshop for Protected Areas in Peru

Professionals charged with promoting biodiversity in Peru gained access to tools and methods that will help them achieve results. They attended a workshop on CEPA - Communication, Education and Public Awareness offered by IUCN CEC member Marta Andelman at the Peruvian Natural Protected Areas Forum.

16 Feb 2010 | News story

Juliane Zeidler, CEC Chair
  • Juliane Zeidler, IUCN CEC Chair
Join our Biodiversity Communication Campaign
  • Biodiversity communication campaign launched in Jeju
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  • IUCN World Conservation Congress 2012
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Bringing Science to Life: CEPA Side Event Reports
  • COP10 to the Convention on Biological Diversity, October 2010, Nagoya, Japan
  • Communication, Education and Public Awareness (CEPA): A Toolkit for National Focal Points and NBSAP Coordinators
IUCN Science and Knowledge Management