September

Youth’s Eye on Sustainability, a guidebook for European youth who want to become involved in sustainable development

Youth Guidebook on Sustainability by AEGEE

CEC member Kadri Kalle co-edited a guidebook by the European Student's Forum, which was the first youth organisation to join Countdown 2010, an IUCN initiative. …  

24 Sep 2010 | News story

Study tour participants_NP Bavarian forest

Protection areas across borders- learning by visiting

Representatives of Albania, Macedonia, and Kosovo visited protected areas of Czech Republic and Germany eager to learn about best practices and successes in organization and management of protected areas across borders. …  

24 Sep 2010 | News story

The sails show the Vezo Aho logo and the message “Don’t beach seine, spear fish”. More than 150 sails have been painted, serving as moving billboards about destructive fishing methods along Madagascar's southwest coast.

Social Marketing Campaign Reaches Vezo Fishermen in Madagascar

A campaign to improve compliance with a ban on destructive fishing methods sought to raise awareness and change behaviour. CEC member Dr. Alasdair Harris reports on a joint effort of the marine conservation NGO Blue Ventures with social marketing experts Rare Conservation.  …  

24 Sep 2010 | News story

Alejandro Iza at SIWI World Water Week

The ELC at World Water Week

The Environmental Law Centre participated in World Water Week (WWW) in Stockholm, Sweden from 5 to 11 September 2010. Dr. Alejandro Iza, director of the Centre, together with Juan Carlos Sanchez, legal officer, joined the IUCN delegation in the most important water event of the year. …  

24 Sep 2010 | News story

Omaniundu Reed Frog (Hyperolius sankuruensis)

Amphibians Rediscovered After Decades Lost to Science

Scientists on a global quest to rediscover "lost" amphibian species have returned from their first set of expeditions having rediscovered three species that had not been seen for decades, Conservation International (CI) and the IUCN Amphibian Specialist Group (ASG) announced on the 22nd September.   …  

24 Sep 2010 | News story

CEC member Dr. Faiza Abbasi

Uniting School Children for Waterfowl Conservation Awareness

Rural and urban students are learning about the need to maintain the ecological health of wetlands as a waterfowl refuge, especially for wintering migrants in Uttar Pradesh in north India. Faiza Abbasi is a CEC member and wildlife teacher from the Aligarh Muslim University. …  

24 Sep 2010 | News story

In Nigeria, participants at a youth forum on climate change, August 2010

Nigerian Youths Make Case for Safer Climate Future

CEC National Activator for Nigeria, Esther Agbarakwe, organized a youth forum in Nigeria on the topic of climate change. The event also marked the start of the International Year of Youth. …  

24 Sep 2010 | News story

The programme My Island - My Community  was launched in an event on St.Lucia with more than 60 participants from 11 Caribbean countries, working together to create regional soap opera characters and story arcs.

Soap Opera to Address Climate Change in the Caribbean

To fight climate change in the Caribbean, PCI-Media Impact, the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) and more than 25 regional partners are using soap and a lot of elbow grease. CEC member Sean Southey reports on the regional effort.   …  

24 Sep 2010 | News story

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

IUCN Director General Julia Marton-Lefèvre addressing the UN General Assembly

IUCN at the UN General Assembly - why biodiversity matters

The key to achieving not only one, but several Millennium Development Goals lies in realising how the services that nature provides are linked to our human well-being. This message was part of IUCN Director General Julia Marton-Lefèvre's speech at the UN General Assembly, currently underway in New York. …  

23 Sep 2010 | News story