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IUCN CEC is a network driving change for sustainability. More than 1,000 members volunteer their professional expertise in learning, knowledge management and strategic communication to achieve IUCN goals.

CEC works closely with the IUCN Global Communications Unit.  

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Online Database on Dams in Amazonia

Click on interactive maps for a visual display of scientific information in this online database about dams in Amazonia. The website is being developed by CEC member Federico González Brizzio of Argentina. …  

31 Jul 2010 | News story

John Francis, IUCN CEC Regional Vice-chair

Recommended Reads on Communication for Conservation

The article "Appeal to the Heart" and the book "Don't be Such a Scientist" challenge misconceptions about how to communicate to the public about conservation. From John Francis, CEC Regional Vice-Chair for North America and the Caribbean. …  

31 Jul 2010 | News story

REDD Readiness Requires Radical Reform - Report

Fight against global warming to benefit Ghana's forests and people if long standing challenges are addressed

Ghana’s forests, and the communities that live close to them, may be about to get a lucky break as the world scrambles to find reliable methods to fight the growing threat of climate change. …  

30 Jul 2010 | International news release

This in not a jeweled toad.

ARKive's Most Wanted Species: Photo Hunt

ARKive is on the hunt for the planet’s most wanted -- tracking down photographs for over 17,000 of the world’s most endangered species. ARKive is an initiative of Wildscreen, where CEC Steering Committee member Harriet Nimmo is Chief Executive. …  

30 Jul 2010 | News story

European Association of Zoos and Aquaria

Fact Sheets: Out of fashion but still fantastically functional

How can you pull together information in a format that lends itself to both print and online distribution, that can be easily updated, and that doesn’t cost too much either time-wise or financially? We chose the good old-fashioned fact sheet, says CEC member Eoghan O’Sullivan. …  

30 Jul 2010 | News story

Carlos Micilio, Consultora Urbano Ambiental, CEC member

“Conciencia ambiental….ése punto de inflexión en la comunidad”

Toda persona tiene derecho individual y colectivamente a disfrutar de una vida y de un ambiente seguro, sano y ecológicamente equilibrado…pero para eso, debemos preocuparnos y ocuparnos. La educación…es la base…es la causa. Ocupémonos de ella por favor. Miembro de la CEC Carlos Micilio (Argentina). In English below. …  

30 Jul 2010 | News story
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European meeting August 2010

En août 2010 les acteurs de l'EE de France se retrouvent en Franche-Comté

The French network “Ecole et Nature” invites all actors in environmental education to participate in a European meeting 22-27 August 2010 in Eastern France. Ces rencontres s'ouvrent aux acteurs de tous pays avec l'ambition de créer des solidarités entre personnes de cultures différentes.   …  

30 Jul 2010 | News story

Branding Biodiversity

It is time to kill off the extinction message

It is time for a new biodiversity message. Futerra's new guide "Branding Biodiversity" is recommended by Frits Hesselink, CEC Special Advisor. What does Futerra recommend? A formula of ‘Love’ + ‘Action’ that will inspire the public to act to conserve biodiversity. …  

30 Jul 2010 | News story

Example of a card posted for the mosaic: "The continued loss of biodiversity puts our life and than of next generations in seriuos threat. Conserving biodiversity means securing our future." Hans Friederich, IUCN Regional Director for Pan-Europe

Post a Biodiversity Message on the Countdown 2010 Photo Mosaic

Hundreds of biodiversity messages by people from all over the world will be gathered in a large photo mosaic in the project “Biodiversity needs all of us” launched by Countdown 2010. The mosaic will be presented in September at a world conference. Countdown 2010 is an IUCN initiative.   …  

30 Jul 2010 | News story

Kobus Muller

Co-management in Biodiversity Conservation: A case in Western Cape, South Africa

Kobus Muller, CEC Specialty Group Leader, explores a co-management approach to biodiversity conservation in the Cape Floristic Region. He delivered this paper at the 28th International Congress of Administrative Sciences in Bali, Indonesia, 12-17 July 2010. …  

30 Jul 2010 | News story

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