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Daniella Tilbury. CEC Member

CEC Gathering at UNFCCC in Cancun

All CEC members attending the UN climate change conference in Cancun, Mexico, are invited to an informal CEC gathering on 5 December (tentative). Kindly RSVP to Daniella Tilbury, CEC Specialty Group Leader for Education for Sustainable Development. El texto en castellano está más abajo / Le texte en français est ci-dessous. …  

16 Nov 2010 | News story

Olga María Bermúdez Guerrero, miembro de la CEC-UICN

Premio Entregado a Olga Maria Bermudez, Miembro de la CEC

En homenaje organizado por la Secretaría de Educación y la Secretaría de Ambiente del Distrito Capital le fue otorgada la estatuilla “Maestra de Maestras” a la Socióloga Olga María Bermúdez Guerrero, miembro de la CEC-UICN, por sus aportes a la formación ambiental de profesores y estudiantes del país. …  

02 Nov 2010 | News story

"Love, Not Loss" is a video about communicating biodiversity

CEC Newsletter October 2010

Nagoya and new CEC materials: video, brochures and social networking sites...and much more. …  

29 Oct 2010 | News story

CEC member Dr. Timothy Barker heads DIYNGO in Kenya

DIYNGO Champions Renewable-Powered ICTs in Kenya

The use of renewable energy for Information Communication Technologies is the focus of DIYNGO in Kenya, founded by IUCN CEC member Dr. Timothy Barker. …  

28 Oct 2010 | News story

ARKive reports on the IUCN study confirming a vertebrate extinction crisis

ARKive Reports on IUCN Study

With photos and video, ARKive reports on the IUCN study confirming a vertebrate extinction crisis. …  

27 Oct 2010 | News story

Logo of the International Year of Biodiversity

Reflections on Biodiversity Post-2010 Conference

CEC member Tina Trampuš reports on the conference 'Biodiversity post-2010: Biodiversity in a changing world' held 9 September in Ghent, Belgium. Tina showcased several success stories from Europe in her presentation 'Changing Consumer Behavior'. …  

27 Oct 2010 | News story

Keith Wheeler, Chair of IUCN's Commission on Education and Communication

Chair's Corner for October CEC Newsletter

Keith Wheeler, CEC Chair, presents news from Nagoya and fresh CEC resources including a video, two brochures and accounts on Facebook and Twitter. …  

26 Oct 2010 | News story

Wood extraction

Conservation Education for Youth in Sarawak

An outreach event for youth at a Salvation Army Home in Malaysia combined talks, fun and games with a focus on wildlife, forests and conservation. CEC member Cynthia Chin conducted the event with John Mathai and Joshua Pandong of the Wildlife Conservation Society Malaysia Program. …  

26 Oct 2010 | News story

Thacher Environmental Research Contest is named for Peter Shaw Thacher, 1926-1999. Peter Thacher served on IGES' Board of Directors. He was also Chairman of the Earth Council Foundation-US. Since retiring from the United Nations in 1983 at the rank of Assistant Secretary-General, Mr. Thacher was principally associated with the World Resources Institute, and was senior advisor to Maurice Strong, the Secretary-General of the UN Conference on Environment and Development--the June 1992 Earth Summit in Rio.

2011 Thacher Environmental Research Contest for Grades 9-12

The contest challenges high school students to conduct innovative research on our changing planet using the latest geospatial tools and data. From CEC Specialty Group Leader Nancy Colleton of the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies.

26 Oct 2010 | News story

CEPA toolkit front cover - CEC

CEPA Toolkit Survey Results

Frits Hesselink, CEC Special Advisor, provides this summary report based on 144 responses to a June-August 2010 survey of CBD focal points and CEC members about their experiences when using the CEPA Toolkit and their recommendations for future use.   …  

26 Oct 2010 | 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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