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The winners of the second IUCN Red List of Ecosystems Photo Contest have been announced in Sydney


During the IUCN World Parks Congress 2014, the winning photographs of the first round of the Second IUCN Red List of Ecosystems Photo Contest were exhibited in the “Nature-Based Solutions” Pavillion, with support from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation. On the afternoon of November 18th the final winners of the contest were announced in this pavillion. We received over 200 photos of ecosystems around the globe between July 25th and October 5th of this year, within the categories Wild Beauty and The Changing World. 40 pictures were classified in the first round and were then rated by a qualified jury in order to choose the winning photos for each of the two categories. This distinguished international jury panel was made up by: Antonio Briceño (Spain), Arianna Arteaga Quintero (Venezuela), Christopher Clarke (Australia), James Watson (Australia), Lucía Pizzani (England), Nelson Hippolyte (USA), and Roberto Mata (Venezuela).

Wild Beauty

1° place

Annelie Fincke
“Laurel forest, a relic ecosystem of the Tertiary age” Annelie Fincke    Garajonay National Park/ World Heritage Site, Island of La Gomera, Spain


2° place 

Julia Leijola Sara Larcombe
“The Source of Life” Julia Leijola                        Khuvsgul Province, Mongolia “Cloud flow” Sara Larcombe                          Kahurangi National Park, New Zealand


3° place 

Diana Liz Duque Sandoval
“Laguna Natural" Diana Liz Duque Sandoval                                  Reserva Forestal Caparo, Estado Barinas, Venezuela


The Changing World 

1° place 

Paula Nieto Quintano  David Lintern
“Hiking in Val Grande” Paula Nieto Quintano              Pian Cavallone, Val Grande National Park, Italy “Lonesome tree, Torridon” David Lintern Torridon, Northwest highlands, Scotland


2° place 

Elie Poulin
“Cohabitation” Elie Poulin                                                              Kerguelen Island 


3° place 

Yntze van der Hoek
“The changing Homo sapiens” Yntze van der Hoek                  Entasekera, Loita Hills (between Masai Mara and Rift Valley), Kenya 


In our Gallery and Outreach sections you can see all the winning photos, including 1st and 2nd round. According to these results, the IUCN Red List of Ecosystems team is pleased to announce that these 8 photographs are the first, second, and third place winners of the Second IUCN Red List of Ecosystems Photo Contest for each of the contest categories (Wild Beauty and The Changing World). As indicated in section 4 of the official rules of the contest the award shall be "The winning photographs will be published online on the IUCN Red List of Ecosystems website as well as in promotional printed materials, in CEM’s sole discretion." where will be appointed the respective authoring in all cases. We would like to thank all participants for contributing in spreading the world about our world’s ecosystems and their degree of human intervention. Congratulations to the contest winners and thank you for your support and participation!


Provita Nov 19, 2014


IUCN Red List of Ecosystems


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