• Into the Jungle: A couple's journey towards making a difference

    Inspiring video about Australian couple in Papua New Guinea working to prevent the extinction of the Tenkile, a tree kangaroo native only to a small area within the Torricelli Mountain Ranges.

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  • Engaging People in Biodiversity Issues

    The alarming rate of biodiversity loss is no secret. Yet, it sometimes feels that our warning just doesn't seem to stick. What to do?

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  • Our Forests, Our Solutions: How Climate Change Affects Forests

    Climate change means changes for the nation's forests. This introductory video describes some of the changes that are occurring and that are expected as the planet warms.

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  • CEC partners with Environment China

    Recipients of the CEC-CEEC diploma for the conservation psychology training in Guiyang.

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  • Watch progress report prezi to IUCN Council

    Dr. Zeidler wows Council on yearly activities. Take a look.

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Back to Nature: Understanding Nature Deficit Disorder

"Nature-deficit disorder" as I defined it in Last Child in the Woods, is not a medical diagnosis, but a useful term to describe the human costs of alienation from nature, as suggested by recent research. Among these costs are diminished use of the senses, attention difficulties, higher rates of physical and emotional illnesses, a rising rate of myopia, child and adult obesity, and other maladies. This disorder damages children - and, as I write about The Nature Principle (http://richardlouv.com/books/nature-principle/), adults as well - but I think of it as more of .. Read More »

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CEC Members in Action

PARKS: The International Journal of Protected Areas and Conservation is published by IUCN World Commission of Protected Areas twice a ye.. Read More »


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Ana Puyol

Programme Officer, TRAFFIC – Regional Office for South America

Listener, Conservation Actions, Managing Change

During the last four years I have been developing social and economic incentives for diminishing wild meat trade in the Amazon, so here is the sto..

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Exploring mechanisms for promoting pro-biodiversity behaviors

Dr. Stanley Asah argues that instead of facts and figures, science based organizations should alter their messaged based on social psychology, which reveals that human brains, in any culture, are hardwired to learn from narratives that touch our emotions, create powerful empathy, and help us understand and remember messages.

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