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Philippine crocodile being released into Dicatian Lake

Local pride offers a boost to endangered crocodile

One of the world’s most threatened reptiles has been given a ray of hope in the form of a community programme to reintroduce captive-bred individuals back into the wild. …  

22 Dec 2009 | News story

Arrayan trees in Los Arrayanes National Park in Argentina

Biodiversity: a key weapon in the fight against climate change

Maintaining healthy biodiversity can play a significant role in climate change mitigation and the world’s protected areas - national parks, marine reserves, wilderness areas and so on - are essential in safeguarding this role. …   | French

22 Dec 2009 | News story

Connecting with other Commissions, pictured here with the World Commission on Protected Areas

CEC in 2009: IUCN Collaboration and Connections

Across the diverse Commissions of IUCN, connections are being made. CEC is in a unique position to connect the Commissions because our members are skilled in building partnerships and networks, targeting audiences for message impact, influencing attitudes and changing behaviour. …  

22 Dec 2009 | News story
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A group activity during the training course

CEC in 2009: Learning for Professional Development

CEC members are engaged in Education for Sustainable Development, children and nature, distance learning and more -- education is broadly defined in CEC. In 2009, the emerging focus was on capacity building through professional development. …  

22 Dec 2009 | News story
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Deep-sea trawler at sunset

CEC in 2009: Intergenerational Partnership

CEC members have developed a model for collaboration, exchange of ideas and experiences, and action between people of all ages. In 2009, CEC issued a report on the Buddy Experiment, the pilot test of a model that can be applied across all IUCN Commissions, called 'Intergenerational Partnership for Sustainabililty'. …  

22 Dec 2009 | News story
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Economics

CEC in 2009: Green Economy

Greening the world economy is an IUCN priority. CEC members ventured into this area in 2009, making their strongest contribution by way of strategic advice.
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22 Dec 2009 | News story
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Orange-eyed green tree frog

CEC in 2009: Communicating Biodiversity

CEPA workshops and a host of other communication and education activities advanced the protection of biodiversity in 2009. CEC members from around the world reported on this work by submitting newsletter stories to cecnews@iucn.org. Their reports are summarized here. …  

22 Dec 2009 | News story
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Climate Change

CEC in 2009: Learning and Communication on Climate Change

CEC members carried out a wide variety of activities related to climate change. They sent out the message via photographs, film, video, books and school materials. They shared skills through training to build professional capacity, workshops and seminars. …  

22 Dec 2009 | News story
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From the project Climate Change and the Military

CEC in 2009: Climate Change and the Military

CEC members expanded the climate change conversation to include the military. Several members participated in a project of the Institute for Environmental Security, contributing to a statement by military advisors to send a strong signal in Copenhagen. …  

22 Dec 2009 | News story

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

CEC in 2009: Chair's Corner

Our mission is to drive change towards sustainability. To drive change means that CEC has had to change. The December issue of our newsletter captures highlights of the past year. …  

22 Dec 2009 | News story

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