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IUCN / CEC Newsletter August 2012 Issue 50

Dear CEC members,

With just over two weeks to go, CEC members in all parts of the world are preparing to travel to a critical conservation event that puts nature at the heart of sustainable development: the IUCN World Conservation Congress. To inspire the conservation community to send biodiversity messages straight to the heart, new videos will be launched here, following up on the popular video Love. Not Loss. I look forward to meeting CEC members in Jeju, and to introducing you to the two outstanding candidates for CEC Chair for 2013-2016, Nancy Colleton and Juliane Zeidler.

I wish to thank each and every one of the over 1000 CEC members for your commitment to CEC and Communication, Education and Change. I especially want to acknowledge the strong support I have received from Wendy Goldstein, CEC Deputy Chair; the CEC Steering Committee; the past Chairs – Frits Hesselink and Denise Hamú; the past Deputy Chair – Ana Puyol; the Secretariat staff who have supported CEC during my tenure – Cecilia Nizzola-Tabja, Rod Abson, Wendy Price, Gillian Martin Mehers, Lizzie Crudgington and Corli Pretorius; and Susan Guthridge-Gould, the CEC newsletter editor.

I also want to give a special thanks to Julia Marton-Lefèvre, IUCN Director General, and Ashok Khosla, IUCN President, for their strong and continuing support for the Commission and realization that without effective Communication and Education we will not drive the change that we all know is necessary to create the world we envision!

I will remain an active member in the Commission’s important work in driving transformational change.

Travel safely to Jeju!

With best regards,
Keith Wheeler, CEC Chair

Keith Wheeler, CEC Chair

In this Newsletter

CEC @ Congress
imageCEC Commission Members' Meeting
Meet our candidates for Chair, discuss the new programme, celebrate awards, and share experiences with CEC members from every region. Follow us on Twitter #Forum0889. »

imageCEC candidates for election to the IUCN Council 2013-16
As Keith Wheeler completes his term, two members of the CEC Steering Committee have stepped forward for the election of the next CEC Chair. Read more about Nancy Colleton (USA) and Juliane Zeidler (Germany). »

imageWhat CEC members need to know about Congress
Are you attending Congress? Here is some essential CEC information. »

image Four CEC awards to be presented in Jeju
Awards at Congress will be given for outstanding work by youth, leadership as a member of CEC, publications in Spanish on climate change, and commitment to education and learning as envisioned by The International Brandwein Medal. »

image CEC-related events at Congress: Daily schedule
Join us at the CEC Members' Meeting and other events. Start here plan to your time in Jeju! »

image Conservation Campus offers 46 training sessions: Register now!
Half day and full day learning events are taking place at the Conservation Campus at the IUCN World Conservation Congress, says CEC focal point Rod Abson. »

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CEC @ Congress Member News
imageLEAD shares e-learning lessons at IUCN World Conservation Congress
The session "Next generation e-learning: how to design e-learning and blended learning programmes that are accessible, sustainable and cost effective" will be conducted by CEC members Edward Kellow and Gillian Martin Mehers on 10 September.»

imageCongreso de JEJU - Jóvenes representantes del sector de pesca
La conservación del mar debe de incluir a las personas de las comunidades costeras. La pesca es una forma de vida que se teje alrededor del mar y sus recursos. Existen valores socio-culturales asociados a la pesca artesanal que son fortalezas para la conservación marina. Sin los pescadores de pequeña escala es difícil pensar en la conservación del mar.»

imageIntegrating young people in IUCN Programme: Jeju and beyond
The Task Force on Intergenerational Partnership invites you to attend their action-planning workshop -- among the 10+ events on youth and collaboration across generations. Two youth-related Motions are also on the agenda. »

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Other News
imageReconnecting CEC and YEE, Youth and Environment Europe
The IUCN CEC Regional Vice-Chair for Europe, Katalin Czippán, represented the Commission at the annual meeting of YEE in Oucmanice, Czech Republic. »

imageBianca Jagger, IUCN and Airbus launch Plant a Pledge campaign
Campaign ambassador Bianca Jagger, IUCN and Airbus have launched “Plant a Pledge” – an online campaign to mobilise public support for the largest restoration initiative in history. »

imageConflit animal-homme au Parc National du Gouraya
Un travail de communication et d’éducation est fait au niveau des endroits qui sont fréquentes par les touristes , en collaborations avec les agents et techniciens du parc national. »

image European Conference on Effective Approaches to Outdoor Learning
A European Conference by the Real World Learning Network in the Czech Republic starts 21 January 2013 near Prague. »

image Tbilisi+35 celebrates an environmental education milestone
Tbilisi+35 commemorates the 1977 Tbilisi Declaration and 35 years of global educational efforts toward a sustainable world. The event is 6-7 September 2012. »

image Building capacity for biodiversity conservation in Ukraine
CEC member Elena Tarasova announces a joint network and training project of the Ukrainian Environmental Club and the American Museum of Natural History in New York. »

image Building a Passive House: CEC Editor shares a story
As Editor of the IUCN CEC newsletter, inspirational stories from CEC members come across my desk in a constant stream (keep them coming!) and now I have a story to share. It's about energy use, carbon emissions and poetic justice. »

image Online survey asks "Do we really care about the environment?"
CEC member Nina Dobrynina reports on the results of her online survey of 166 respondents from 20 countries. »

image Green library to enhance Nigeria's Nature Cares project on employability
CEC member Toyin Oshaniwa of Nature Cares, an environmental education NGO, introduces the group's plans for a "Green Library". »

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World Conservation Congress
IUCN's most important conservation event will take place 6 to 15 September 2012 in Jeju, Republic of Korea. Read more »

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