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Photo competition brings mangroves into sharper focus

Contest aims to raise awareness
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CIFOR Principal Scientist Daniel Murdiyarso in the mangroves of North Sumatra. CIFOR Photo/Mokhamad Edliadi

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Four renowned conservation and National Geographic photographers – Cristina Mittermeier, Steve Winter, Octavio Aburto and Jennifer Hayes — will judge photos submitted to Mangrove Action Project’s (MAP) sixth World Mangrove Day Photography Awards.

The competition, held in honor of World Mangrove Day on July 26 receives entries from dozens of countries worldwide.

The aim is to promote awareness of the beauty and vital services of mangrove forests, which are simultaneously one of the world’s most important ecosystems, and one of the most threatened.

“With so much of the planet’s mangroves already lost to a variety of factors, it is imperative to conserve and restore these ecosystems,” said Dominic Wodehouse, MAP’s executive director. “Part of the solution includes raising awareness of mangroves’ value, as well as the threats they face.”

This year, the categories for photo entries are: Mangroves and Wildlife; Mangroves and Communities; Mangroves and Threats; Mangroves and Conservation.

A winner will be announced for each of the categories, as well as an overall winner of the competition.

Deadline for entries for the World Mangrove Day Photography Awards is Friday, July 24, 2020.

Enter the contest here

Winners will be announced in September 2020.

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