Commission on Education and Communication

We believe conservation is all about people. When we decide it’s good for us -for our homes, families and businesses- nature wins. We win, too. Our job is to mobilize people all over the planet to support action for conservation.



How we engage 

The Commission on Education and Communication (CEC) drives change for the co-creation of sustainable solutions through leading communication, learning and knowledge management in IUCN and the wider conservation community.


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  • In the spotlight:

    TAG Game

    If you agree that single use plastics cause huge problems in your environment too, join us in the global movement #BeatPlasticPollution. We invite you for a game that is fun, leads us to live on a healthier planet and helps to spread the message of conservation.

  • In the spotlight:

    New #NatureForAll Video

    #NatureForAll is an IUCN led global movement to inspire love of nature. Here are ways we can all live #NatureForAll. Learn how you can get involved by visiting

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    #BeatPlasticPollution Celebrate the World Environment Day with IUCN CEC  ​​​​​​​

    If you can’t reuse it, refuse it!  CEC is collaborating with UN Environment to promote and celebrate 5th of June, the World Environment Day. Join us! Share the message in your networks, encourage your partners, colleagues and students to initiate local events in your region....

  • In the spotlight:

    Become a CEC Member

    CEC has over 1100 members!

    To be part of the CEC network, please complete the membership application form online, available in English, Spanish and French, and submit your request together with your CV. 

  • In the spotlight:

    #NatureForAll success stories

    As individual organizations we know how to adapt good practices; we know how to measure impact; we know how to inspire and communicate. Now we need to share our successes, collaborate, and amplify our reach to engage new audiences to connect with and fall in love with nature.


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    Empowering Children to #beatplasticpollution - In collaborative partnership with the IUCN CEC


    On July 5, communities around the globe gathered together to show their support for the #BeatPlasticPollution campaign. Maria Auma, a proud and enthusiastic CEC member, who is extremely passionate about helping children connect with nature shares the story of...

  • From left to right: Hossein Mahmoodi (CEC member), Hadi Veisi (CEC member),  Alex Zavarzin (CEC member), Mohamad Reza Nazari at the Shahid Beheshti University campus From left to right: Hossein Mahmoodi (CEC member), Hadi Veisi (CEC member),  Alex Zavarzin (CEC member), Mohamad Reza Nazari at the Shahid Beheshti University campus   Photo: CEC member

    Conservation Optimism in Iran


    Aleksey Zavarzin IUCN CEC  Regional Vice Chair for Eastern Europe and Central Asia meets CEC members from Iran

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    Building partnerships for water, energy and food security in Central Asia


    At a time when global trends, such as climate change, population growth and changing consumption patterns, contribute to increasing demands for water, energy and food, impact biodiversity and threaten the livelihoods of the local population, it is ever more...


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