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CEC features a modern visual identity for the future

Did you notice that the IUCN CEC has a new logo?  The long journey to our new inspiring look started in October 2013, when CEC Chair, Juliane Zeidler had invited members and affiliates to design a new logo expressing a love for nature, positive change and people-to-people networking.  We are excited and pleased to announce that we have winner. …  

27 Jun 2014 | News story


Would you change just because I asked you to?

IUCN's Commission on Education and Communication (CEC) launches today – www.CECtalksnature.org – a dynamic platform for experts and practitioners to share, debate and advance thinking, knowledge, and action that can help bridge the knowledge-behaviour gap for science-based organizations. …  

24 May 2014 | News story

Reduce Huella

Campaña de sensibilización ambiental

¡Tú puedes ser un superhéroe de la naturaleza!
Reduce tu Huella... Reconéctate con el Planeta.

Es un campaña basada en 13 acciones básicas para reducir nuestro impacto en el planeta. Ha sido desarrollada por Flora, Fauna y Cultura de México, A.C. con contenidos gráficos y textos muy simples. …  

23 May 2014 | News story

World Oceans Day

Inspiring action to protect our ocean

On June 8th, people in communities around the globe will celebrate World Oceans Day! …  

23 May 2014 | News story

Hawai‘i Convention Center, Honolulu.

Hawaii to host the next IUCN World Conservation Congress

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Council has selected Hawaii, United States of America, as the host of the 2016 IUCN World Conservation Congress – the world’s largest conservation event. …   | French | Spanish

21 May 2014 | International news release

Elephant in China

CEC and WildAid Team Up for Action

The IUCN Commission on Education and Communication (CEC) and WildAid are teaming up to bring a positive and proactive message of biodiversity conservation to China. …  

13 May 2014 | News story


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

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

    Nancy Colleton, IUCN CEC Acting Chair

    Photo: CEC

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