New partners and funding model
Join us in welcoming three new partners to the #NatureForAll movement! Now made up of almost 600 partners worldwide, #NatureForAll is a community of organizations and individuals who are inspired to work together to effect positive change.
In addition, as we collectively look to support and expand this initiative, a handful of organisations have agreed to help create a sustainable financial plan for #NatureForAll and play a more prominent leadership role going forward.
Alongside the IUCN Commission on Education and Communications, theIUCN World Commission on Protected Areas, andParks Canada (which has provided extensive support since the launch of the movement in 2016), theChildren & Nature Network, theAlana Foundation and theSustainable Forestry Initiative have all committed to being core partners in this initiative going forward.If you’d like to know more about how your organisation can take a greater leadership role in the #NatureForAll movement, email@example.com.
Recognition for#NatureForAll partner and CEC member
CEC Regional Vice Chair Luis Camargo received the prestigious Richard Louv Prize for Innovation in Nature Connection at the Children & Nature Network’s International Conference in Estes Park, Colorado, USA, on June 15, 2023. Honoring the visionary leadership of Children & Nature Network co-founder and celebrated author, Richard Louv, this $15,000 cash prize is awarded to individuals doing exemplary work to advance equitable access to nature. The prize is open to any individual, anywhere in the world, and is designed to recognize innovative strategies for creating regular access to the benefits of nature everywhere children live, learn and play.
Luis, from Colombia, was selected from more than 70 nominations from around the world by the Founders’ Council of the Children & Nature Network. For 25 years, Luis has engaged and inspired people of all ages with direct experiences in nature through the non-profit organization he founded, OpEPA (Organization for Environmental Education and Protection), a #NatureForAll partner!
Environment education congress – call for abstracts
There’s still time to submit an abstract for the World Environment Education Congress, taking place in the United Arab Emirates from Jan. 29 to Feb. 2, 2023. You can submit either research-oriented, conceptual and theoretical research presentations or practice-oriented presentations, field sessions, and shared experience. The deadline for applications is June 30. For more details, visit the WEEC website.
Join in for a dialogue
#NatureForAll invites you to participate in a new series of monthly dialogues exploring conservation themes, led by IUCN subject matter experts from the Commission on Education and Communications as well as the World Commission on Protected Areas. The dialogues focus on sharing expertise, experiences, and ideas in an interactive format with a lens to inspire love, support, and action for nature. Listen to past dialogues and stay tuned for upcoming ones on the #NatureForAll website.
Are you a photographer/filmmaker who loves the outdoors? Or an outdoor enthusiast who loves photography? What about movies? Then enter one of the many photo contests and film festivals #NatureForAll partners have underway now. Job opportunity at IUCN The IUCN is seeking a Program Officer to work out of the Washington, DC, office to support program, policy and communications for the IUCN Commission on Education and Communication (and #NatureForAll), and for IUCN’s North America Regional program. The program officer will help both the strategic visioning and day-to-day implementation of the Commission and the Regional Program’s work. Application deadline is July 2, 2023.
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