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Community members rally to protect the sea turtle in Baja California Sur, Mexico

Community Outreach and Education Efforts Mobilize Sea Turtle Conservation Movement

Community parnterships, social marketing and environmental education are raising the profile of the sea turtle conservation movement in Baja California Sur, Mexico, as documented in a new study by CEC member A.J. Schneller with Patricia Baum. …  

02 Aug 2010 | News story

Training Manual

Training local communities on gender and climate change in Jordan

Amman, Jordan, 1 August 2010 – Realizing the negative impacts of natural disasters and environmental changes on vulnerable communities and the essential role that women can play in reducing those vulnerabilities, IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) and the Arab Women Organization in Jordan recently conducted a training course on gender and climate change for community based organizations (CBOs) and women groups, empowering them to be the catalysts of change in their communities. The training was held from Aug. 1-5, 2010 in Jordan and was funded by the Global Women Fund. …  

01 Aug 2010 | News story

The role of communication as a policy tool

Mainstreaming Biological Diversity - CEPA

This eight-page publication presents the case for the work programme on communication, education and public awareness (CEPA) for the Convention on Biological Diversity. It highlights the role of communication as a policy tool. English / French / Hungarian …  

01 Aug 2010 | News story

Gorilla guard in Volcano National Park, Rwanda

Help families of rangers who have died on the frontline of conservation

On 26 July 2010 Achille Vilavu was killed whilst protecting the gorillas of Mount Tshiaberimu against a Mai Mai militia attack in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Achille is just one of a long line of rangers who have given their lives for conservation worldwide. …  

31 Jul 2010 | News story

CEC member and film director Samik Gupta with a wild caught Russell's viper during shooting of "The Sleepless Sentinel".

Film on Russell's Viper by CEC Member in India

CEC member Samik Gupta focused his 24th wildlife film on the Russell's viper. Though it is blamed for a third of snakebite cases in India each year, the viper helps to protect more than 1 metric tonnes of crops annually by eating rats in the fields. …  

31 Jul 2010 | News story

Aerial image of Maro Reef.

Papahānaumokuākea - first US site to be listed in 15 years

Papahānaumokuākea in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands was added to the list of World Heritage sites by UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee, currently meeting in Brasilia. This is the first US site to be listed in 15 years.
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31 Jul 2010 | Article

First place winner: Home Sweet Home

Earth Day Photo & Essay Contest

More than 800 students in grades 5-8 took part in a unique national contest to photograph our changing world. The contest was organized by the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies. From CEC Specialty Group Leader Nancy Colleton of IGES. …  

31 Jul 2010 | News story

At the Peace Palace for the Earth Charter+10 meeting

CEC Member Reports on Earth Charter +10 Event

CEC member Esther Agbarakwe of Nigeria attended the Earth Charter +10 event at the Peace Palace, the Hague, in late June 2010. She spoke on "UN Global Governance and Climate Change" with Yolanda Kakabadse, president of WWF International and former president of IUCN. 
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31 Jul 2010 | News story

June 2010 issue on the Assam Rhino Horn controversy

Nepal's Wildlife Times June 2010

The June issue of Wildlife Times includes stories such as "Assam Rhino Horn: Controversy Burning Bright" and "Nepal-China sign MoU on Wildlife Conservation". From the publication's editor, Mangal Man Shakya, CEC National Activator in Nepal. …  

31 Jul 2010 | News story

Young people gather in reserve outside Lusaka to discover biodiversity in their backyard

World Environment Day in Lusaka East Forest Reserve

This report on educational activities marking World Environment Day comes from CEC member Patrick Shawa of the IUCN member organization Wildlife & Environmental Conservation Society of Zambia. …  

31 Jul 2010 | News story

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