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Winners of the Fourth IUCN Red List of Ecosystems Photo Contest

05 / Mar / 2020Events

Winners of the Fourth IUCN Red List of Ecosystems Photo Contest

The Fourth IUCN Red List of Ecosystems Photo Contest has ended, know the winners!

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), through its Commission of Ecosystems Management (CEM) and the Red List of Ecosystems Thematic Group (RLE), is pleased to announce the winners of the Fourth IUCN Red List of Ecosystems Photo Contest - My Place in Nature.

The contest was open to professional photographers and aspirants from all around the world. Under the theme of “My place in Nature”, the Fourth Photo Contest was focused on highlighting those photographs that captured the essence of a place or event in the environment that left a lasting impression due to its beauty, power or uniqueness.

The winners of the contest are announced in the framework of the IUCN World Conservation Congress 2020, to be held in Marseille, France on June 2020, where the winning photographs will be present.

For this fourth edition, more than 300 individual photographs and more than 70 series of photographs were received. A jury evaluated all submitted photographs in a first round, and the highest scored photos were display on the IUCN RLE Facebook for a general public voting. The selection of the winners was based on the combined scores based on the jury and the public votes.

The results are as follows:

Individual photo modality

First place

Winner: Ariel Amoroso

Country: Argentina

Title: Winter, dawn, palms, mist. Life starts

Description: Closed mist in this winter before dawn. I'm alone, nobody around. The night concert belongs to crickets and owls, but slowly leave place for new opera, the birds. Just life, and me attending in first class. Dawn in El Palmar National Park, Argentina.

Series of Photos modality

First place

Winner: Juan de Dios Morales

Country: Ecuador

Title: Unperishable Forest

Description: We are phasing lack of faith towards politicians regarding biodiversity conservation in urban areas. The existence of endangered ecosystems internalizes the opportunity for standing up together with nature. During my quest for generating arguments to conserving our most precious tropical dry forest in the biggest city of Ecuador, I´ve learned… “no matter what we do, an unperishable forest will thrive here by too”.

The IUCN Red List of Ecosystems team thanks all participating photographers for sharing their wonderful stories about ecosystems and nature.

Through our social networks (Facebook, Instagram), you will enjoy the photographs that participated in this fourth edition of the contest.




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