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Being in the ‘same boat’ facilitates the exchange of different layers of traditional ecological knowledge

Knowledge for Resilience: A Case Study

What happens to traditional fishermen’s multi-generational knowledge when the young people do not follow the tradition? CEC member Andrea Déri presents a case study on how young people revitalised and re-contextualised intergenerational learning for biodiversity conservation in the Lakshadweep archipelago, India. …  

24 Sep 2010 | News story

Paul Kithinji is a young man of 28 who uses herbal medicine to help treat his neighbors in Kiangima village in  Eastern Kenya.

Herbal Medicine: View from Youth

CEC member Yvonne Otieno interviews a young herbalist in Eastern Kenya about communicating traditional knowledge, and his work with the World Agroforestry Centre on the medicinal tree species Warbugia Urgandesis. …  

22 Sep 2010 | News story

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CEC Members are Invited to Wash D.C. Reception

A reception for IUCN members and Commission members will be held Monday, September 27 at 5:30 pm at the Washington D.C. offices of WWF-US. This invitation is shared with CEC members by John Francis, CEC Regional Vice-Chair for North America and the Caribbean. …  

21 Sep 2010 | News story

Saving biodiversity - the debate

  Current levels of spending on biodiversity conservation fall far short of what's needed. But if the extra funding became available, what would be the most cost-effective way to use it?

World Conservation asked leading environmentalists to outline their priorities (read what they said here). Keen to hear the views of our wider readership, we then opened up the question for an online debate, moderated by IUCN experts, and had some interesting feedback (see below).

Thank you to all who posted comments - your views are important to us and will help guide IUCN's priority work area on 'greening the economy'. We have prepared the following summary of the comments: …  

21 Sep 2010 | News story
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Grace Mwaura, IUCN Councillor

How to Build and Animate Youth Networks, by Grace Mwaura

Grace Mwaura, IUCN Councillor and CEC member, shares her experience and lessons learned as a leader in youth networks. …  

20 Sep 2010 | News story

Javed Jabbar, Pakistan

View from Pakistan by CEC Regional Vice-Chair

“The enormity of the disaster which affects millions of people should be a test even for well-established governance and disaster management systems,” writes Javed Jabbar, IUCN CEC Regional Vice-Chair for West Asia and the Middle East.  

20 Sep 2010 | News story

Huma Beg, documentary film producer, in remote Utror, Pakistan, after 2010 floods

Youth in Pakistan are focus of Huma Beg's Films

Dominic Stucker of the CEC Steering Committee shares a video from Utror, Pakistan. "This video on flood relief efforts in Pakistan is by my friend and colleague, Huma Beg of Serendip Productions, working and filming in her native Pakistan," he says. …  

20 Sep 2010 | News story

COP10 to the Convention on Biological Diversity, October 2010, Nagoya, Japan

Young Professional Selected for CEC Nagoya Delegation

Yvonne Otieno will join the IUCN CEC delegation in Nagoya this October for COP 10 of the Convention on Biological Diversity. Dominic Stucker of the CEC Steering Committee reports on the democratic selection process. …  

20 Sep 2010 | News story

Dominic Stucker, CEC Member

Intergenerational Partnership: Achievements and Aspirations

Engaging young people and collaborating across generations is essential for supporting the sustainability movement and the IUCN mission of biodiversity conservation. Dominic Stucker of the CEC Steering Committee introduces the theme of the CEC September 2010 newsletter: Youth and Intergenerational Partnership. 

20 Sep 2010 | News story

Before Image of Risalpur, Pakistan, which suffered severe flooding one year later

Floods in Pakistan: Satellite Images Provide "Before" and "After" Information

Satellite images are used by humanitarian agencies and first responders to plan relief and evacuation activities by comparing “before” and "after" imagery to detect changes to the landscape and infrastructure. From CEC member Nancy Colleton, CEC Specialty Group Leader for Environmental Information. …  

08 Sep 2010 | News story

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