IUCN - Commission on Education and Communication

Welcome to the IUCN Commission on Education and Communication

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.

To join IUCN CEC, write to cec@iucn.org.
CEC works closely with the Capacity Development Unit within the Programme and Policy Group. 




First ever partnership agreement signed between CEC and Chinese partners

On March 19th, on behalf of CEC, Steering Committee member Hanying Li and IUCN China representative Dr. Chunquan Zhu signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with IUCN member the Beijing Forest Society (BFS) and the Beijing Forestry and Parks Department of International Cooperation (BFPIC). This marks the first framework collaboration between CEC and Chinese partners. …  

22 Apr 2014 | News story

Kenton R. Miller Award

Recognize innovative and inspiring people through the Kenton Miller Award

The deadline for nominations is 16 May 2014

Innovation and dedication are keys to progress in our national parks and protected areas’ conservation objectives. The Kenton Miller Award celebrates individuals who are taking bold steps in protecting these most valued resources by recognizing their invaluable and innovative work with a 5,000 USD grant and accompanying citation.


22 Apr 2014 | News story

Midori Prize for Biodiversity

Nominations Open for The MIDORI Prize for Biodiversity 2014

The MIDORI Prize, a biennial international prize co-organized by the AEON Environmental Foundation and the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), honours individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity. …  

16 Apr 2014 | News story

Juliane Zeidler, IUCN CEC Chair

Chair's Corner: IUCN CEC Newsletter March 2014

"I am looking back on the first year in office as the CEC Chair and it has indeed been an eventful journey. In this e-Newsletter, we share some recent news items from CEC members plus a summary of CEC activities from the Annual Report," writes CEC Chair Juliane Zeidler.  

17 Mar 2014 | News story

Ciu Wu Wetland Park, China

CEC in China: Partnerships for nature-based solutions

Three members of IUCN CEC developed a communications campaign for nature-based solutions with the IUCN China office, Center for Environmental Education & Communications and Beijing Forest Society, travelling in December 2013. …  

17 Mar 2014 | News story

The deadline for nominations is 22 March 2014

Equator Prize call for nominations

The Equator Prize 2014 will recognize 25 local sustainable development solutions for people, nature and resilient communities. Submit nominations by March 22nd. …  

17 Mar 2014 | News story

Union Portal

Join the IUCN family online via the Union Portal

The Union Portal allows for networking, interaction and the sharing of information across IUCN. …  

17 Mar 2014 | News story

El área protegida Lomas de Arena

Guardaparques de Lomas de Arena, inspirando a niños y niñas de Santa Cruz

¿Qué son las áreas protegidas? ¿Cuál es la labor de los guardaparques? , son interrogantes que niños y niñas del “Colegio Edén” de Bolivia indagaron en el área protegida Lomas de Arena, en el marco del proyecto “Aprendiendo a ser guardaparque”, apoyado por “Amigos por el mundo”, de Disney. …  

17 Mar 2014 | News story

David Ainsworth at the IUCN CEC Deep Dive on the human dimensions of biodiversity

Deep Dive Explores the Human Dimension of Biodiversity

Why is the human dimension of biodiversity a key to communicating conservation issues? The Commission organized a recent Deep Dive meeting to create a framework for future activities. …  

07 Mar 2014 | News story

Professional updating session on conveying the IUCN message

Professional Updating Session for IUCN Councillors

As ambassadors for IUCN, Councillors communicate goals and achievements to a vast international audience. CEC and the IUCN Secretariat offered a second professional updating session to IUCN Councillors in November 2013.  …  

06 Mar 2014 | News story

Juliane Zeidler, CEC Chair
  • Juliane Zeidler, IUCN CEC Chair
  • IUCN CEC E-News
Join our Biodiversity Communication Campaign
  • Biodiversity communication campaign launched in Jeju
Funny Talking Animals
  • Funny Talking Penguins
  • IUCN World Conservation Congress 2012
  • Draft IUCN Programme
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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