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Communications Guidelines for the International Year of Biodiversity

Communication guidelines from the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity invite all partners of the CBD to communicate strong messages that inspire action. …  

03 Nov 2009 | News story

Logo of the International Year of Biodiversity

New Logo for 2010 International Year of Biodiversity

The logo for the International Year of Biodiversity uses symbolic icons to depict the all-encompassing scope of biodiversity. The intertwining of marine, flora and fauna icons with human figures illustrates how biodiversity is life and how we as humans are forever part of - and not separate from - the biodiversity that surrounds us. …  

03 Nov 2009 | News story

Website logo for CEC member Haroldo Castro's media expedition in Africa

CEC Member Begins Media Expedition in Africa

Journalists based in Africa are invited to contact Haroldo Castro - environmental journalist, photographer, blogger and CEC member. Meet Haroldo as he travels across Southern and Eastern Africa producing feature stories for Brazil's Globo Network. He calls his project Lights of Africa.  …  

03 Nov 2009 | News story
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Military Experts from Five Continents warn of Impact of Climate Change on Security

A group of serving and retired military officers from Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and the US released a statement October 29 calling on all governments to “work for an ambitious and equitable international agreement” at the global climate talks in Copenhagen in December. The Military Advisory Council is part of the project Climate Change and the Military, of which the IUCN Commission on Education and Communication is a member. …  

03 Nov 2009 | News story
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IUCN CEC Newsletter - October 2009

Download this newsletter from the IUCN Commission on Education and Communication. The full-text version is provided here in pdf. …  

23 Oct 2009 | News story

Schematic framework of anthropogenic climate change drivers, impacts, and responses

Psychology and Global Climate Change

This 215-page report from the American Psychological Association addresses the psychology of climate change. An interesting read recommended by Frits Hesselink, CEC Special Advisor, and Wendy Goldstein, CEC Deputy Director.

21 Oct 2009 | News story
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Melting mountains - WC - Issue 2 - 2009

IUCN: Changing the Climate Forecast

Climate change will seriously affect humans, our environment, our health and our security. Rising sea levels, wildfires, floods, droughts and storms will become more common, and up to 30 percent of the planet’s plant and animal species could become extinct. Follow these links on the IUCN website to learn more. …  

21 Oct 2009 | News story


Arctic Survey Education: Real-life Learning on Climate Change

Based on the real-life experiences of three polar explorers on a 73-day ocean survey in 2009, new learning materials are free to download. Parents and teachers will want to explore these educational activities on climate change and the Arctic Ocean, says CEC member Rod Macrae.

21 Oct 2009 | News story
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WiLD SPEAK is a conservation communications symposium at the World Wilderness Congress


WILD SPEAK, the inaugural global environmental communications symposium at WILD9, will draw the largest gathering of conservation photographers. CEC Regional Vice Chair Cristina Mittermeier is promoting the 9th World Wilderness Congress, November 6–13, 2009 in Mérida, Mexico.

21 Oct 2009 | News story
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WiLD SPEAK contará con la participación de 40 distinguidos fotógrafos de conservación

WILD9 – 9° Congreso Mundial de Tierras Silvestres

Fotógrafos de prestigio internacional se reunirán en Mérida, México, en el marco de WILD9, el Noveno Congreso Mundial de Tierras Silvestres, para presentar su trabajo y contribuciones a los esfuerzos de conservación. 6-13 de noviembre de 2009 en Mérida, México. IUCN CEC Regional Vice-Chair Cristina Mittermeier is an organizer of WILD SPEAK, el Simposio de Comunicación y Conservación WiLD SPEAK, organizado por la Liga Internacional de Fotógrafos de Conservación (iLCP) …  

21 Oct 2009 | News story
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Juliane Zeidler, CEC Chair
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