Welcome to the IUCN Commission on Education and Communication

IUCN CEC is a network driving change for sustainability. More than 1,000 members volunteer their professional expertise in learning, knowledge management and strategic communication to achieve IUCN goals.



Please visit www.CECtalksnature.org for the latest views from thought leaders, member profiles and international conservation updates.

CEC Talks Nature


Ice cave from a photo book on climate change by CEC member Gary Braasch

Gary Braasch Photography Opens Climate Change Exhibit

Opening November 10, this photo exhibit with 20 images measuring five feet high will educate and inspire action on climate change. CEC member Gary Braasch invites you to his show in Washington, DC. Gary will be in Copenhagen in December taking photos and blogging.

21 Oct 2009 | News story
0 Comments | Write a comment

Teachers in Pune, India, participate in a climate change project for students aged 16-20 in three countries

International Climate Challenge: Calling Youth to Take Action in India

The International Climate Challenge Project encourages students aged 16–20 to take action to mitigate climate change. It works through schools and colleges in India, Kenya and the United Kingdom. This news story is from project organizer and CEC member Subbalakshmi Kumar of India's Centre for Development Education. …  

21 Oct 2009 | News story
0 Comments | Write a comment

Mangroves, Muthurajawela marsh, Sri Lanka (3)

World Congress of Environmental Journalists in Sri Lanka October 19-22

CEC member Dharman Wickremaratne of Sri Lanka is an organizer of the World Congress of Environmental Journalists, October 19-22 in Colombo. CEC member Jinie Dela (also from Sri Lanka) will be participating and giving a presentation on "Implementing the Convention on Biological Diversity and impacts of climate change".   …  

21 Oct 2009 | News story
0 Comments | Write a comment

The historic Ramsar hotel in the city of Ramsar, birthplace of the Convention on 2 February 1971.

Building capacity for Ramsar CEPA Focal Points in West Asia

Sandra Hails, CEC member and CEPA Programme Officer from the Ramsar Convention Secretariat (in Gland) recently facilitated a CEPA workshop in Iran. She shares her report with CEC.   …  

21 Oct 2009 | News story
0 Comments | Write a comment

A Sally lightfoot crab on Bartolome Island, Galapagos, Ecuador

Recent News from Fundación Futuro Latinoamericano

Fundación Futuro Latinoamericano (FFLA), con el apoyo de Conservación Internacional, Ecosystem Grants Programme y Darwin Initiative contribuye al desarrollo de procesos de buena gobernanza para la creación y consolidación de áreas marinas protegidas en la costa del Ecuador. News from the September newsletter, shared with CEC by María Fernanda Albuja.

21 Oct 2009 | News story
0 Comments | Write a comment


Se forma en Argentina el Grupo de Acción Educativo “Tierra 21”

CEC member Graciela Satóstegui of Argentina reports on her work with Earth Charter International. Redes Educativas de Agenda 21, Biodiversidad, Carta de la Tierra y Desarrollo Sustentable en Acción.

21 Oct 2009 | News story
0 Comments | Write a comment

graphic of painted hands depicting globe

Making Connections: Links for CEC members

Start your networking with the CEC National Activator in your country and the CEC Regional Vice-Chair in your region. Here are some useful links to CEC documents and to key contacts from the IUCN website.

20 Oct 2009 | News story

book shelf- header picture for Conservation Made Clear  July 2009

List of Latest IUCN Publications

The latest information on IUCN publications is featured in Off the Shelf, an e-newsletter available by subscription. See what's come out in the September 2009 issue.

20 Oct 2009 | News story

Logo of Survival Academy at Copehagen climate change conference

Join Ning and Learning Events at Copenhagen Conference

Engage in the climate change conference via a social networking site created by the Survival  Academy programme. If you are in Copenhagen, look for Learning Events that highlight how citizens can participate in change. From Lizzie Crudgington, IUCN Learning and Leadership Unit.

20 Oct 2009 | News story
0 Comments | Write a comment

World map with IUCN Statutory regions

Announcing New National Activators for IUCN CEC

CEC has created a new element in our global governance structure: CEC National Activators. These movers-and-shakers will enhance Commission impact in their countries and regions. CEC members who have accepted this volunteer position as of October 2009 are listed here. Welcome! …  

19 Oct 2009 | News story

Juliane Zeidler, CEC Chair
  • Juliane Zeidler, IUCN CEC Chair
Join our Biodiversity Communication Campaign
  • Biodiversity communication campaign launched in Jeju
Funny Talking Animals
  • Funny Talking Penguins
  • IUCN World Conservation Congress 2012
  • Draft IUCN Programme
  • Click here for Arabic, English, French and Spanish versions
Bringing Science to Life: CEPA Side Event Reports
  • COP10 to the Convention on Biological Diversity, October 2010, Nagoya, Japan
  • Communication, Education and Public Awareness (CEPA): A Toolkit for National Focal Points and NBSAP Coordinators
IUCN Science and Knowledge Management