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Ready: the third edition of the IUCN RLE Photo Contest is now open!

Are you passionate about nature? Are you worried about how your environment or the places you have known since your childhood are being modified? Do you like photography? You can now participate in the Third IUCN Red List of Ecosystems Photo Contest - Ecosystems at the Crossroads. The period for registration and reception of photographs is open from March 31st to June 30th, 2016. We look forward to receiving your photo!

In order to raise awareness of our planet's ecosystem diversity, their current status and how they are changing, we organize the IUCN Red List of Ecosystems Photo Contest, which reaches its third edition: Ecosystems at the Crossroads. The idea is to promote the conservation of ecosystems and the species diversity they house through knowledge, and we all can participate!

Registration and reception of photographs begin on 31 March 2016 and end on 30 June of the same year. The contest is aimed at amateur (non-professional) photographers. Requirements: a passion for photography, nature and for showing our environment from the perspective of ecosystems to promote their conservation.

The contest details are available on our website (http://iucnrle.org) in the Third Photo Contest section. There you will find the official rules, a link to the submission form, as well as a FAQ section. There are two categories of participation: Wild Beauty and Changing World. In each, there are two modalities: Individual Photo and Series of Photos. Under the Wild Beauty category photos of ecosystems in natural conditions, with minimal human intervention, are expected. Under the Changing World category images should illustrate ecosystems or environments with different levels of human intervention.

The announcement of the contest winners and the exhibition of the finalist photographs will take place during the IUCN World Conservation Congress, to be held 1-10 September 2016 in Hawai'i, United States. Along with the objectives of this important global event, the team of the Red List of Ecosystems seeks to inspire the international community to learn about and take action for nature. In that sense, photographs are a great way to show the crossroads that our ecosystems and biodiversity as a whole are facing. The collapse of ecosystems leads not only to the elimination of beautiful scenery, but also represents the disappearance of the tangible benefits that biodiversity has given the human species and that have allowed its permanence and expansion on planet Earth. All information regarding the finalist and winning photographs will also be made available on the official website of the IUCN Red List of Ecosystems.

For more contest details, you can follow us on our social networks (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram) and through our web portal.

Keep your photos and camera in hand to show everyone the world around us!

Provita Apr 14, 2016

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