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Megan Camp at the CEC Steering Committee Meeting 2010

CEC's Next Steps in Knowledge Management

CEC is working to enhance knowledge management and CEC’s web presence. Part of the puzzle is a need shared by CEC, other Commissions, and IUCN as a whole for a more robust content management system. The knowledge management group at the CEC Steering Committee Meeting outlined next steps. …  

28 May 2010 | News story

Keith Wheeler, CEC Chair, Cairngorms National Park, Scotland

CEC Newsletter May 2010: Chair's Corner

This issue of the IUCN CEC Newsletter reports on the CEC Steering Committee Meeting held 14-16 April 2010 in Aviemore, Scotland. My thanks to the more than 30 participants at this meeting for your contributions of time and energy and expertise -- volcanic ash cloud notwithstanding. …  

28 May 2010 | News story

Green parrot

Biodiversity Facts and Resource Links

The International Day for Biological Diversity, May 21,  focused on the links between biodiversity, human development and people’s livelihoods. This has special significance for every plant and animal on Earth, particularly during this International Year of Biodiversity, and comes at a time when world leaders are setting new targets to stop biodiversity loss. …  

28 May 2010 | News story

John Kidd, Head - IUCN Global Communications, at the 2010 CEC Steering Committee Meeting

CEC Supports IUCN Communications and World Conservation Learning Network

CEC is committed to collaboration with other commissions and programmes. CEC support to IUCN communications work, and vice versa, was the topic of a session with IUCN's John Kidd. The Steering Committee also welcomed news of the World Conservation Institute's progress at Royal Roads University, Canada. …  

28 May 2010 | News story

Keith Wheeler talks with Wendy Goldstein, CEC Deputy Chair and regional focal point for Oceania, with Konai Helu Thaman of Fiji

How CEC will engage members in the regions

The aim is to increase the number of CEC members as well as the engagement of members by working through the regional groups, with an emphasis on youth. All Regional Vice-Chairs prepared a plan of work aimed at engaging the membership. …  

28 May 2010 | News story

Sherif Kandil, CEC Speciality Group Leader for World Conservation Learning Network

How CEC Specialty Groups will engage CEC members

Specialty Groups offer CEC members a new way of participating, around the issues that interest them most. The 10 groups include learning & leadership, greening campuses, environmental security, private sector engagement and other themes. Each group prepared 'next steps' after the CEC Steering Committee Meeting. …  

28 May 2010 | News story

Planning for Congress. A flip chart from small group work at the CEC Steering Committee Meeting

Planning for the IUCN Congress and International Year of Biodiversity

Two time-sensitve areas of activity were discussed by participants at the April 2010 CEC Steering Committe Meeting in Aviemore, Scotland. CEC is making plans for the 2012 IUCN Congress in Korea. And CEC wants people to care and to take action in the International Year of Biodiversity -- Futerra has some great ideas. …  

28 May 2010 | News story

View from Insh Marshes, Cairngorms National Park, Scotland

CEC Summary of Issues Raised at Aviemore

CEC’s new Specialty Group Leaders joined Steering Committee members at their annual event, meeting for the first time with CEC Regional Vice-Chairs, CEC Special Advisors, IUCN staff and guests. The group of 32 participants identified strategies and outcomes related to the International Year of Biodiversity, World Conservation Congress, and how to manage conservation knowledge to achieve results for IUCN. 

28 May 2010 | News story

Keith Wheeler, CEC Chair, opens the Steering Committee Meeting in Aviemore, Scotland, 2010

CEC Steering Committee Report 2010

Key topics at CEC's annual Steering Committee Meeting included biodiversity messages, the next IUCN Congress and knowledge management. CEC welcomed 32 participants to Aviemore, Scotland, 14 to 16 April 2010. …  

28 May 2010 | News story

CEC member Suzana Padua at Ruthven Barracks, Cairngorms National Park, Scotland

Parques na Escócia – será o mesmo planeta?

CEC member Suzana Padau wrote this article for (o)eco about the CEC Steering Committee's field trip to Cairngorms National Park on the last day of the group's annual meeting. Park staff highlighted the variety of partners engaged in park management, the high level of community involvement, and the emphasis on sharing stories as part of interpreting the area's character and identity. …  

26 May 2010 | News story

Nancy Colleton, IUCN CEC Acting Chair
  • Nancy Colleton, IUCN CEC Acting Chair

    Nancy Colleton, IUCN CEC Acting Chair

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