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Winners of the Third IUCN Red List of Ecosystems Photo Contest - Ecosystems at the Crossroads were announced in Hawaii

On Saturday September 3rd the winners of the Third IUCN Red List of Ecosystems Photo Contest - Ecosystems at the Crossroads were announced publicly at the IUCN World Conservation Congress, in Honolulu, Hawai’i.

As in the previous edition of the IUCN Red List of Ecosystems Photo Contest, one of the most important international events in the field of conservation was selected to hold an exhibition of the finalist photos and to carry out the official announcement of the winners. On this opportunity, it was the IUCN’s World Conservation Congress.

For this third edition of the contest, the reception of photographs was open between March 31st and July 8th 2016. During this period more than 500 photos from around the world were received. Of the 322 who met the technical and thematic requirements, 58 were selected as finalists by a distinguished international jury (including individual photos and series), between the two categories of participation, Wild Beauty and Changing World. All the finalist photographs were exhibited in the Knowledge Hub of the Congress between September 1-9, where they could be appreciated by more than 10,000 attendees to this important event.
In addition, on Saturday September 3rd the names of the winners (first and second place) in each modality and category were announced publicly at the closing event of the Red List of Ecosystems Knowledge Hub. The selection of winners was based on the joint votes of the jury and the public.

The results are as follows:

1st place:

Changing World

Maybe someday we will wake up and tell our children there's nothing to save. Photographer, Rosa Raquel De Abreu De Abreu (Individual modality)



Law enforcement in the conservation of ecosystems and species. Photographer, Carlos Alberto Masés García (Series of Photos modality)


Wild Beauty

Papers over water. Photographer, Daniel Ochoa Solís (Individual modality)


Glacial power and beauty. Photographer, Richard Wylie (Series of Photos modality)


2nd place:

Changing World

Trawling: devastation at sea. Photographer, Carlos Alberto Masés García (Individual modality)


Fishermen's footprint. Photographer, Maria Susana Barreto (Series of Photos modality)


Wild Beauty

Namib-Naukluft Park.  Photographer, Vittorio Ricci (Individual modality)


Beaches. Photographer, Néstor Rago (Series of Photos modality)

Additionally, during the first two days of the Congress the attendees had the opportunity to vote for their favorite photograph, resulting as winner the photo “Papers over water” by Daniel Ochoa Solís (Individual modality.)
We congratulate all the winners for the quality of their photographic work and we thank each and everyone who attended our call and participated in the contest. Each of the submitted photographs is a grain of sand in our efforts to create awareness on the threat status of the world's ecosystems and our impact on them.

A video with the finalist photos is available in Outreach section of the website.

Through our social networks (Facebook, Instagram), you can enjoy the photographs that participated in this third edition of the contest. And very soon the winners will be also available through the contest gallery on the web site!

Provita Sep 16, 2016


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