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.

CEC works closely with the IUCN Global Communications Unit.  

To join CEC, write to cec@iucn.org.
 

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Please visit CECtalksnature.org for the latest views from thought leaders, member profiles and international conservation updates.

Q’eqchí’-Maya girl helps to fill bags with soil in a large nursery in the Lachuá, Guatemala

Celebrating International Biodiversity Day: Nature’s solutions for poverty reduction

Today IUCN celebrates the International Day for Biological Diversity focusing on the links between biodiversity, human development and people’s livelihoods. This has special significance for every plant and animal on Earth, particularly during this International Year of Biodiversity, and comes at a time when world leaders are setting new targets to stop biodiversity loss. …  

21 May 2010 | News story

European Association of Zoos and Aquaria

New Short Film on European Zoos and Wildlife Conservation

EAZA, representing more than 300 of Europe’s best zoos and aquariums, has released a short film highlighting the in situ conservation work done by its members. Zoos have knowledge and expertise that is crucial in the fight to save biodiversity. From CEC member Eoghan O’Sullivan, Communications and Membership Manager, EAZA. …  

20 May 2010 | News story

Commission logo banded in gold.

CEC Newsletter - April 2010

The April 2010 newsletter of the IUCN Commmission on Education and Communication includes two dozen news stories related to CEC activities.  Click here to view newsletter >  

08 May 2010 | News story

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

Chair's Corner: IUCN CEC Newsletter, April 2010

Keith Wheeler, CEC Chair, introduces the April 2010 newsletter with a brief report on the CEC Steering Committee Meeting. In this newsletter are the results of a survey of CEC members in South America, essential reading from Futerra Sustainability Communications, and a variety of courses and resources and calls for papers. The Chair also notes the appointment of Grace Mwaura, a young CEC member, to the IUCN Council. View full newsletter >
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07 May 2010 | News story

December 2010 in Berlin

Call for Papers: Online Educa

If you have an innovative learning process, and something to share, this is the place to go to interact with a very up-to-the-minute learning community -- a recommendation from Gillian Martin Mehers, CEC Specialty Group Leader. The deadline for papers is May 14. …  

06 May 2010 | News story

Participants in a CEPA workshop to create a Tiger Action Plan in Bangladesh do the tiger jump.

Tiger Conservation Communication: CEPA Workshop in Sundarbans

CEC members Frits Hesselink and Malcolm Whitehead facilitated a five-day CEPA workshop on board a boat cruising the Sundarbans. It was strategic communication planning meeting of the Tiger Action Plan, launched by the Wildlife Trust of Bangladesh, and inspired by the CEPA Toolkit. …  

06 May 2010 | News story

9 June 2010, Washington, DC

Register Today for June 9th Forum on Climate, Energy and National Security

This event in Washington DC brings together key leaders to discuss climate, energy and national security. Learn about the role of "earth observations" in measuring the planet to more effectively manage it. Nancy Colleton, CEC Specialty Group Leader, is an organizer. Sherri Goodman of CNA is a speaker. …  

06 May 2010 | News story

Join this roster for building bridges between journalists and the sources of information they need to tell the story of biodiversity

Join the Biodiversity Media Alliance

CEC members are invited to join a new online roster of experts -- the Biodiversity Media Alliance. Help journalists find the information they need to tell our biodiversity stories. CEC member David Ainsworth extends this invitation from Mike Shanahan of IIED, International Institute for Environment and Development.
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04 May 2010 | News story

www.arkive.org/

Success Stories of Conservation Action Featured in ARKive Earth Day Event

Despite the many problems posed to the world’s species by habitat loss, human activities and climate change, there are many ‘success stories’ which highlight the positive impacts of conservation action. ARKive focused on the positive in its celebration of Earth Day in April 2010. ARKive is a project of Wildscreen, headed by Harriet Nimmo, CEC Steering Committee member. …  

04 May 2010 | News story

www.wildscreenfestival.org

Welcome to Wildscreen 2010

The Wildscreen Festival, the world's largest and most prestigious wildlife & environmental film festival, will be held October 2010 in Bristol, UK. Wildscreen is about 'Promoting conservation through wildlife imagery'. Harriet Nimmo, CEC Steering Committee member, is Chief Executive of Wildscreen. …  

04 May 2010 | News story

Juliane Zeidler, CEC Chair
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Bringing Science to Life: CEPA Side Event Reports
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CEPA TOOLKIT
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