December 2011

Workshop participants

Setting national biodiversity targets in Central and Eastern Europe

A regional workshop on updating national Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plans (NBSAPs) for Central and Eastern European countries has been held between 5-8 December in Minsk, Belarus. The workshop, organized by the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (SCBD) with financial support from the Government of Japan in collaboration with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection of the Republic of Belarus, brought together representatives of Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Estonia, Georgia, Macedonia, Moldova, Poland, Serbia, Turkmenistan and Ukraine, with participation of international organizations and NGOs such as CMS, UNDP, IUCN, and WWF. …  

20 Dec 2011 | News story

CEC Chair Keith Wheeler and CEC Regional Vice-Chair Katalin Czippan

Workshop in Hungary on 'learning to change for sustainability'

Katalin Czippán, CEC Regional Vice-Chair for Europe, reports on a workshop focused on higher education and strategic communication for sustainability. …  

20 Dec 2011 | News story

CEEPAL in Pakistan hosted an eco-friendly picnic and day of environmental learning with more than 100 students, like the young woman above.

CEEPAL hosts 'novel green picnic' for students in Pakistan

Students, teachers and environmental club leaders from 28 CEEPAL member schools enjoyed an eco-friendly day of participatory learning at a local park. …  

20 Dec 2011 | News story

SOS, CI, amphibians, Nokia

New mobile app features the amazing world of frogs

The first ever IUCN mobile application developed together with Nokia is now available for consumer use, ready to download from the Nokia Store. The free-for-download app is the result of a partnership between Nokia and SOS (Save Our Species), a global species conservation fund to protect threatened species and their habitats. …  

19 Dec 2011 | News story

CEC member and film director Samik Gupta with a wild caught Russell's viper during shooting of "The Sleepless Sentinel".

Cultivating lac resin: Documentary film by CEC member Samik Gupta

The West Bengal filmmaker focused his 25th film on the income-generating cultivation of lac resin (shellac) in Purulia district. "India should go for a green economy," he says. …  

19 Dec 2011 | News story

Warburgia ugandensis leaves

Working to preserve the East African greenheart: An interview

CEC member Yvonne Otieno interviews Dr. Alice Muchugi about warburgia ugandensis, an important medicinal tree species. …  

19 Dec 2011 | News story

CEC member Rod DeArmon holds black bear cub in Iowa, USA

Predators and biodiversity in North America

CEC member Ron DeArmond communicates the need for biodiversity that will allow predator species their proper place in North American ecosystems. …  

19 Dec 2011 | News story

Le programme européen de consommation durable des produits de la mer Mr.Goodfish fête ses 18 mois !

Le programme européen Mr.Goodfish

Le programme européen de consommation durable des produits de la mer Mr.Goodfish fête ses 18 mois ! …  

19 Dec 2011 | News story

During the Inauguration of One-Day Workshop on Wildlife, Nature Conservation and Media Reporting, held at Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai, India, the speakers from left to right are- Dr S Nagarathinam Associate professor, Dr. E. Ramaraj, Technology Adviser, Dr. M. Rajiakodi Registrar,  Dr. V. Ganesan I.F.S., District Forest Officer, Theni,  Marianne De Nazareth, UNEP Media Fellow, Bangalore, Archita Bhatta Environmental Policy Analyst, New Delhi.

During the Inauguration of One-Day Workshop on Wildlife, Nature Conservation and Media Reporting, held at Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai,

India, the speakers from left to right are- Dr S Nagarathinam Associate professor, Dr. E. Ramaraj, Technology Adviser, Dr. M. Rajiakodi Registrar,  Dr. V. Ganesan I.F.S., District Forest Officer, Theni, 

 Marianne De Nazareth, UNEP Media Fellow, Bangalore, Archita Bhatta Environmental Policy Analyst, New Delhi.

Wildlife and media reporting workshop held in Madurai

Dr. S. Nagarathinam, CEC member, organized a November workshop on Wildlife, Nature Conservation and Media Reporting at Madurai Kamraj University. …  

19 Dec 2011 | News story

Riding an elephant in Chitwan National Park, Nepal

Ecotourism in Nepal – Visiting an elephant sanctuary

CEC member Yvonne Otieno describes her experience in Chitwan National Park. …  

19 Dec 2011 | News story