Dr Jan Čeřovský, former Deputy Chair of the IUCN Commission on Education (now the Commission on Education and Communication), former Vice President of IUCN, leading Czech botanist and nature conservationist, passed away on 7 September at the age of 87, having made an immense contribution to nature conservation.
Dr Jan Čeřovský was a Deputy Chair of the IUCN CEC between 1966 and 1969. During this period, he chaired UNESCO’s Education Commission at the 1968 World Biosphere Conference of governmental experts, which resulted in the first international elaboration of the concept of environmental education.
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