CEC member and film director Samik Gupta with a wild caught Russell's viper during shooting of "The Sleepless Sentinel".

Film on Russell's Viper by CEC Member in India

CEC member Samik Gupta focused his 24th wildlife film on the Russell's viper. Though it is blamed for a third of snakebite cases in India each year, the viper helps to protect more than 1 metric tonnes of crops annually by eating rats in the fields. …  

31 Jul 2010 | News story

First place winner: Home Sweet Home

Earth Day Photo & Essay Contest

More than 800 students in grades 5-8 took part in a unique national contest to photograph our changing world. The contest was organized by the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies. From CEC Specialty Group Leader Nancy Colleton of IGES. …  

31 Jul 2010 | News story

At the Peace Palace for the Earth Charter+10 meeting

CEC Member Reports on Earth Charter +10 Event

CEC member Esther Agbarakwe of Nigeria attended the Earth Charter +10 event at the Peace Palace, the Hague, in late June 2010. She spoke on "UN Global Governance and Climate Change" with Yolanda Kakabadse, president of WWF International and former president of IUCN. 

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June 2010 issue on the Assam Rhino Horn controversy

Nepal's Wildlife Times June 2010

The June issue of Wildlife Times includes stories such as "Assam Rhino Horn: Controversy Burning Bright" and "Nepal-China sign MoU on Wildlife Conservation". From the publication's editor, Mangal Man Shakya, CEC National Activator in Nepal. …  

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Young people gather in reserve outside Lusaka to discover biodiversity in their backyard

World Environment Day in Lusaka East Forest Reserve

This report on educational activities marking World Environment Day comes from CEC member Patrick Shawa of the IUCN member organization Wildlife & Environmental Conservation Society of Zambia. …  

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Training in Good Practice Stakeholder Participation

This three-day training course in October is run by CEC member Diana Pound. The course helps participants to develop good practice skills in stakeholder participation with a focus on the better management of the natural environment. …  

31 Jul 2010 | News story

18th-century book

Russia's Central Scientific Agricultural Library Celebrates 80th Anniversary

Eight decades ago, in July 1930, a library affiliated with the USSR Agricultural Academy was set up to support research and practical activities. This year the library celebrates 80 years of experience in education and communication. From Dr. Nina G. Dobrynina, CEC member. 

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Resin of the Guggul tree (Commiphora wightii)

Education and Awareness in the 'Save Guggul Movement'

CEC member Vineet Soni is carrying out education awareness programmes in his ‘Save Guggul Movement’ to raise awareness among local rural and tribal people in Rajasthan about the IUCN red-listed plant Commiphora wightii.  …  

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Séance d’explication sur l’importance des chauves souris.

Protection des Chauves souris en Algerie

Les chauves-souris nous rendent d’énormes services en nous débarrassant d’insectes nuisibles et surtout des moustiques. Pour mieux les préserver nous avons commencé un travail d’information pour la connaissance de cet animal fragile. Par un membre de la CEC en Algérie, Mourad Ahmim. …  

31 Jul 2010 | News story

Learning and Leadership

Reflections on Developing 'Best Practice' Case Studies

In many project documents and programme concept notes you see mention of building on 'best practice'. But how exactly do you go about collecting this, and in what form can you use it? Gillian Martin Mehers, CEC Specialty Group Leader, takes a 'how to' approach to documenting best practice. …  

31 Jul 2010 | News story