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.

CEC works closely with the IUCN Global Communications Unit.  

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Jr Wildlife Ambassador holds a wolf in an animal therapy program

Students, Biodiversity and Wildlife in Iowa

Pella Wildlife Company offers opportunities for school age children to become Jr. Wildlife Ambassadors and share information they have learned about biodiversity and the return of extirpated predators to Iowa, USA. From CEC member Rod DeArmond. …  

26 Sep 2010 | News story

David Without Borders (David Sans Frontiers) is a multi-media quest to discover initiatives that preserve biodiversity

Sarayuka in Ecuador: Documentary Film from David Without Borders

Check out their second video episode "Na'vi of the Amazon: Avatar happens in Ecuador". Découvrez leur deuxième épisode vidéo "Les Na'vis de l'Amazonie : Avatar se passe aussi en Équateur".
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26 Sep 2010 | News story

CEC member Mr Jia Feng is in charge of a program to prepare 1000 young people to become 'youth ambassors' for the environment and energy conservation across China

1000 Environment-Friendly Youth Ambassadors in China

Training will prepare 1000 youth in six cities across China to enhance public awarenss of environmental protection. The program will also solicit 100 proposals for energy conservation and emission reduction. CEC member Mr Jia Feng of the Center for Environmental Education and Communication directs the program. 

26 Sep 2010 | News story

Young boaters observe the ocean from the rails.

Resources for Conservation Educators from The Ocean Project

Resources for "Reaching Youth" and "Inspiring Children" fill two new webpages with material designed to inspire wonder and action, writes Abigail Nehring of The Ocean Project, where CEC member William Mott is director.
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24 Sep 2010 | News story

www.wildscreenfestival.org

Wildscreen Festival Runs 10-15 October

Bristol, UK, hosts the wildlife film festival starting 10 October. Wildscreen's Chief Executive is CEC Steering Committee member Harriet Nimmo. …  

24 Sep 2010 | News story

Youth’s Eye on Sustainability, a guidebook for European youth who want to become involved in sustainable development

Youth Guidebook on Sustainability by AEGEE

CEC member Kadri Kalle co-edited a guidebook by the European Student's Forum, which was the first youth organisation to join Countdown 2010, an IUCN initiative. …  

24 Sep 2010 | News story

The sails show the Vezo Aho logo and the message “Don’t beach seine, spear fish”. More than 150 sails have been painted, serving as moving billboards about destructive fishing methods along Madagascar's southwest coast.

Social Marketing Campaign Reaches Vezo Fishermen in Madagascar

A campaign to improve compliance with a ban on destructive fishing methods sought to raise awareness and change behaviour. CEC member Dr. Alasdair Harris reports on a joint effort of the marine conservation NGO Blue Ventures with social marketing experts Rare Conservation.  …  

24 Sep 2010 | News story

CEC member Dr. Faiza Abbasi

Uniting School Children for Waterfowl Conservation Awareness

Rural and urban students are learning about the need to maintain the ecological health of wetlands as a waterfowl refuge, especially for wintering migrants in Uttar Pradesh in north India. Faiza Abbasi is a CEC member and wildlife teacher from the Aligarh Muslim University. …  

24 Sep 2010 | News story

In Nigeria, participants at a youth forum on climate change, August 2010

Nigerian Youths Make Case for Safer Climate Future

CEC National Activator for Nigeria, Esther Agbarakwe, organized a youth forum in Nigeria on the topic of climate change. The event also marked the start of the International Year of Youth. …  

24 Sep 2010 | News story

The programme My Island - My Community  was launched in an event on St.Lucia with more than 60 participants from 11 Caribbean countries, working together to create regional soap opera characters and story arcs.

Soap Opera to Address Climate Change in the Caribbean

To fight climate change in the Caribbean, PCI-Media Impact, the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) and more than 25 regional partners are using soap and a lot of elbow grease. CEC member Sean Southey reports on the regional effort.   …  

24 Sep 2010 | News story

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