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Training - Good Practice Stakeholder Participation… with a focus on the environment

This 3-day training course, run by CEC member Diana Pound, helps participants develop good practice skills in stakeholder participation with a focus on the better management of the natural environment. …  

02 May 2010 | News story

United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development

UNDESD Literature Review: Call for Contributions

UNESCO has commissioned a review of authoritative literature on processes and learning for ESD. If you have access to key documents which can inform this literature review, please send them to Daniella Tilbury, CEC Specialty Group Leader on Education for Sustainable Development.  …  

02 May 2010 | News story

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Telling Stories about the John Muir Award

“In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks.” John Muir's quote continues to inspire action for the environment. Awards given in his name -- a total of 100,000 thus far -- are communicated in case studies that carry the message to wider audiences. Rob Bushby, John Muir Award Manager, shared the link with CEC's Frits Hesselink. …  

02 May 2010 | News story

CEC member Appolinaire Oussou Lio, geographer and naturalist, is working to save the African manatees of Benin. Education is key component of his efforts.

Le Lamatin d'Afrique au Benin

Et si on sauvait le lamantin d’Afrique au Bénin?
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02 May 2010 | News story

CEC member Appolinaire Oussou Lio, geographer and naturalist, is working to save the African manatees of Benin. Education is key component of his efforts.

CEC Member Seeks to Save Manatees in Benin

CEC member Appolinaire Oussou Lio, geographer and naturalist, reports on recent efforts to save the African manatees of Benin. His NGO lead a mission to Lake Slre to see two manatees that had travelled out of their flooded river and were later trapped in the lake by drought. The author links the event to climate change.
 

02 May 2010 | News story

Earth Day Climate Rally draws crowds to National Mall, even as Senate climate bill is delayed. Activists dressed as polar bear carrying the Earth, threatened by dirty coal as citizens rally around, were among the crowd at the celebrity-rich celebration of the 40th anniversary of Earth Day in April 2010.

Climate Photo of the Week

Each week CEC member Gary Braasch posts a new photo related to climate change on his website. As an environmental photojournalist, he says "My goal is to add specific images and details of ongoing effects to so that our conversation is less and less in abstract terms."
 

02 May 2010 | News story

IUCN's Deputy Director General Bill Jackson

Message from the Deputy Director General

IUCN's Deputy Director General Bill Jackson speaks about his expectations for the meeting of the Convention on Biological Diversity in Nairobi in May 2010, and explains IUCN's role in the creation of a new Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES). …  

02 May 2010 | Video

Roosts of the Madagascan Flying fox (Pteropus rufus) are under threat from hunters, farmers and forest fires.

Let the foxes fly

In eastern Madagascar, the Madagascan Flying Fox (Pteropus rufus) is hunted for bush meat and its habitat is threatened by agriculture and forest fires. IUCN’s community-based project in the area has succeeded in engaging local communities in protecting the species. …  

02 May 2010 | News story

The Caucasus - Kolkheti

The curious case of the Caucasus

The Caucasus is one of 34 global biodiversity hotspots. The impressive diversity of plants and animals that can only be found in this region makes it a globally important place for biodiversity conservation. But climate change and unsustainable use of natural resources, such as poaching, illegal logging or overfishing are growing threats to this unique mosaic of life. IUCN’s Southern Caucasus office, together with active participation of national governments, its eight member organizations and communities, has taken up the challenge to protect it. …  

02 May 2010 | News story

PAY: Establishing payments for watershed services

Promoting watershed services… linking knowledge with practice

By setting payment schemes for nature’s goods and services, we will create an opportunity for economic growth and human security. IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature has promoted the value of putting price on watershed services through Pay, a book that was published by IUCN Water and Nature Initiative (WANI) in 2006. IUCN Regional Office for West Asia has built on this book through holding a national workshop on establishing payments for watershed services in Jordan on April 27th, 2010. …  

30 Apr 2010 | News story

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