Category: Youth


Applications Now Open: ’21-’22 Youth Ambassadors

Are you a passionate young leader interested in conservation? The Canadian Committee for the International Union for Conservation of Nature (CCIUCN) is looking for youth volunteers (18-30 years old) to become 2021-2022 CCIUCN Youth Ambassadors. The successful Youth Ambassadors will…

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Elise’s Adventure Update

Elise Pullar was one of the CCIUCN Youth Ambassadors in 2016/2017. On the CCIUCN Youth Blog she writes about what she has been up to since then. You can read her update here: https://cciucnyouth.wordpress.com/2018/08/14/elises-adventure-update/

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More from the CCIUCN Youth Ambassadors

Our Youth Ambassadors are back home from the IUCN World Conservation Congress in Hawaii but still very much engaged. In ‘Ambassadors of the Ocean’ Elise points out that the champions of our natural world are not always who you expect….

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Post-Congress Trepidations

Youth Ambassador Samantha reflects on the challenge of making progress outside the circle of conservationists. https://cciucnyouth.wordpress.com/2016/09/28/post-congress-trepidations/  

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The Art of Appreciation

Elise wraps up her time in Hawaii at the World Conservation Congress. https://cciucnyouth.wordpress.com/2016/09/13/the-art-of-appreciation/

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Nature Calls

Are you stressed at work? Getting migraines from extended screen time? Easily-distracted? The Doctor called and prescribed a solid dose of Nature. All ages are allowed an unlimited subscription to this prescription. The side effects of laughter spread through the World…

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FOMO: The Fear of Missing Out

Elise reflects on FOMO at the World Conservation Congress, and in life. https://cciucnyouth.wordpress.com/2016/09/06/fomo-the-fear-of-missing-out/

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Competing for a healthier world

Forget about the Olympics and the Stanley Cup. Elise is rooting for Team Conservation Canada to bring home the title of the world’s largest marine protected area. Read more at Competing for a healthier world on our Youth Ambassadors’ blog.

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Island Earth

“All on this island, we are stuck together to build our shared future. Our shared future on this great Island in space, and our home: Island Earth.” Samantha shares Nature’s inspiration on Oahu Island in the latest installment of our…

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Sunshine and Bright Minds

“To connect to this land, we have to know this land and love this land. In the same way we understand that to connect to each other, we have to know each other and love each other.” Read how this…

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Aloha from Hawaii!

Join Caroline as she introduces us to Hawai’i and the IUCN World Conservation Congress. Read Aloha from Hawaii!

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Flexibility is key

Our Youth Ambassadors are on their way to the Word Conservation Congress. Read Samantha’s first post: Flexibility is key

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Welcome Youth Ambassadors

The Canadian Committee of IUCN (CCIUCN) is pleased welcome Samantha McBeth, Caroline Merner and Elise Pullar as our Youth Ambassadors for 2016/2017. Samantha, Caroline and Elise competed with 111 other young people for these volunteer roles. They will be working…

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