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.

Remote and marginalized cultures that have survived in balance with nature for thousands of years will simply disappear if climate change is allowed to go unchecked much longer.

Traditional knowledge key to conserving biodiversity

Climate change, unsustainable development and biodiversity loss are mounting threats to life on earth and human societies. Throughout the ages, local communities have developed knowledge and tools for survival and adaptation to their environment. But as indigenous cultures, local languages and practices are eroded, so is our civilization’s resilience to new environmental challenges. …  

12 Apr 2010 | News story

Frog in a flower

International Year of Biodiversity: A wealth of information

The International Year of Biodiversity will be most effective if every single human being on this planet understands why biodiversity is important and has the tools to act upon saving the loss of biodiversity” says IUCN’s Director General Julia Marton-Lefèvre. …   | French | Spanish

29 Mar 2010 | News story

Grace Mwaura, IUCN Councillor

Grace Mwaura appointed as member of Council

Following Council’s decision last November to strengthen the voice of the youth in the Council to ensure that the concerns of the next generation are adequately addressed, Council approved the appointment of Ms. Grace Mwaura from Kenya until the end of Council’s term in 2012. …   | French | Spanish

29 Mar 2010 | News story

Commission logo banded in gold.

CEC Newsletter - March 2010

The March 2010 issue of the IUCN CEC newsletter features action related to Biodiversity and Climate Change as well as new tools and resources. CEC is pleased to profile Sue Mainka, Wendy Price, Nancy Colleton and Gillian Martin Mehers, along with award winners Arturo Curiel and Suzana Padua. …  

22 Mar 2010 | News story

9 June 2010, Washington, DC

June Event: The Forum on Earth Observations

CEC is sponsoring this June 2010 event on "Climate, Energy and National Security: Meeting the Environmental Information Challenge". CEC Specialty Group Leader Nancy Colleton is an organizer. Data that is current and easy to use is critical to national and global policy, processes and solutions for our changing world. …  

18 Mar 2010 | News story

Orange-eyed green tree frog

SCBD Biodiversity Newsletter Call for Submissions

Members of civil society all over the world are invited to submit short articles for the next issue of [square brackets] newsletter on cutting edge biodiversity issues. Topics relate to the May 2010 meetings of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA 14) and the working group on CBD implementation.
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17 Mar 2010 | News story

Juliane Zeidler, IUCN CEC Chair

CEC in Eastern and Southern Africa

The IUCN Commission on Education and Communication in the ESARO region is re-establishing its work and focus. An update from CEC Regional Vice-Chair, Juliane Zeidler. …  

08 Mar 2010 | News story

Raising awareness about the plight of the Sarus Crane

Sarus Crane: On its way to Extinction

CEC member Alok Mishra of India shares an article published in Resonance magazine about threats to the survival of the Sarus Crane. …  

08 Mar 2010 | News story

Frits Hesselink, CEC Special Advisor

Life, Biodiversity and Sustainable Development

CEC Special Advisor to the Chair, Frits Hesselink, was interviewed by two Spanish magazines, ‘Correo del Sol’ and ‘Geo’, while speaking at a conference in Madrid on biodiversity. Read his interviews in Spanish. 

08 Mar 2010 | News story

APFEJ World Congress of Environmental Journalists

APFEJ World Congress of Environmental Journalists

CEC member Dharman Wickremaratne reports on the success of the 18th APFEJ World Congress of Environmental Journalists. More than one hundred environmental journalists and opinion makers from 34 countries attended, …  

08 Mar 2010 | News story

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