Two dozen stories in this June newsletter represent the wide range of CEC members' interests and activities.
Dear CEC members,
Two dozen stories in this June newsletter represent the wide range of CEC members' interests and activities. CEC members in France send news of lively campaigns to mobilize action for biodiversity conservation, two CEC Regional Vice-Chairs share a report on their North African CEPA workshop in Morocco, and a new member from Guinée Bissau shares highlights from a celebration of the International Day for Biological Diversity. Also in this issue, I am pleased to introduce Rod Abson, the new IUCN Science and Learning Officer and CEC focal point, who will be working closely with Sue Mainka, Cecilia Nizzola-Tabja and Wendy Price at IUCN in Gland, Switzerland.
CEC's e-newsletter is now a monthly publication and your news items are always appreciated. In addition, I would like to make a special request : A call for submissions to showcase "best practices". "Best Practices" will be the theme of our August issue. I invite all CEC members to submit brief summaries of activities that showcase effective uses of communication, learning and knowledge management related to conservation and sustainability. In one page, 400 words, summarize the strategic intent of your activity, describe the process, and define the result. Kindly submit the CEC News Form before 1 August 2010. We will post the mini case studies on the CEC website. CEC members are always curious about the activities of our peers worldwide and, with our diverse and dynamic global membership, I look forward to your responses to this call for submissions.
With best regards,
Keith Wheeler, CEC Chair