Featured Research

from universities, journals, and other organizations

Top Nature Photographers Join A Global Conservational Initiative To Protect Wilderness

Date:
October 7, 2005
Source:
Conservation International
Summary:
More than 150 of the best nature photographers in the world gathered in Anchorage, Alaska, to discuss how photography can contribute to the conservation community's efforts in protecting wilderness areas and endangered species around the world.

Anchorage, Alaska (Oct. 3, 2005) -- More than 150 of the best naturephotographers in the world gathered in Anchorage, Alaska, to discusshow photography can contribute to the conservation community's effortsin protecting wilderness areas and endangered species around the world.

The Conservation Photography Symposium opened with visualpresentations by top names in the profession like legendaryphotographers, Art Wolfe and David Doubilet. Topics include timelyecological and social issues, such as global warming, cultures at theedge of extinction, and the illegal trade in wildlife.

Over the next four days, the photographers will discuss ways inwhich images can further contribute to the conservation agenda. TheSymposium, sponsored by National Geographic, Conservation Internationaland Asociación Sierra Madre, will culminate on October 6th when theparticipants will toast the official launch of the International Leagueof Conservation Photographers, an initiative spearheaded by the WILDFoundation to harness the power of images for conservation goals.Finally the Symposium will present conservation recommendations to the8th World Wilderness Congress.

A major part of the gathering is a large photographic exhibitthat highlights the works of many photographers attending the meeting,including National Geographic's Nick Nichols and Robert Glenn Ketchum.

"Wilderness as Seen Through the Eyes of ConservationPhotographers" features almost 50 prints and is on display at the EganConvention Center during the 8th World Wilderness Congress, inAnchorage (sep 29th – Oct. 6th). The prints are on sale to the publicand the proceeds will go to supporting the conservation efforts of thisdedicated group of artists through our alliance with the WILDFoundation.

A series of visual presentations open to the public and free ofcharge will are also taking place at the auditorium in the AlaskaPublic Lands Building.

###

For details and schedule, visit: www.8wwc.org/program/conservation_photography_outreach.htm

The proceedings of this landmark gathering will be posted on thewebsite of the International League of Conservation Photographers: www.conservationphotography.net.


Story Source:

The above story is based on materials provided by Conservation International. Note: Materials may be edited for content and length.


Cite This Page:

Conservation International. "Top Nature Photographers Join A Global Conservational Initiative To Protect Wilderness." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 7 October 2005. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2005/10/051007090910.htm>.
Conservation International. (2005, October 7). Top Nature Photographers Join A Global Conservational Initiative To Protect Wilderness. ScienceDaily. Retrieved July 30, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2005/10/051007090910.htm
Conservation International. "Top Nature Photographers Join A Global Conservational Initiative To Protect Wilderness." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2005/10/051007090910.htm (accessed July 30, 2014).

Share This




More Earth & Climate News

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Featured Research

from universities, journals, and other organizations


Featured Videos

from AP, Reuters, AFP, and other news services

Climate Change Could Cost Billions, According To White House

Climate Change Could Cost Billions, According To White House

Newsy (July 29, 2014) — A report from the White House warns not curbing greenhouse gas emissions could cost the U.S. billions. Video provided by Newsy
Powered by NewsLook.com
Climate Change Could Cost Billions According To White House

Climate Change Could Cost Billions According To White House

Newsy (July 29, 2014) — A report from the White House warns not curbing greenhouse gas emissions could cost the U.S. billions. Video provided by Newsy
Powered by NewsLook.com
Jane Goodall Warns Great Apes Face Extinction

Jane Goodall Warns Great Apes Face Extinction

AFP (July 29, 2014) — The world's great apes face extinction within decades, renowned chimpanzee expert Jane Goodall warned Tuesday in a call to arms to ensure man's closest relatives are not wiped out. Duration: 00:58 Video provided by AFP
Powered by NewsLook.com
Rat Infestation at Paris' Tuileries Garden

Rat Infestation at Paris' Tuileries Garden

AFP (July 29, 2014) — An infestation of rats is causing concern among tourists at Paris' most famous park -- the Tuileries garden next to the Louvre Museum. Duration: 00:54 Video provided by AFP
Powered by NewsLook.com

Search ScienceDaily

Number of stories in archives: 140,361

Find with keyword(s):
 
Enter a keyword or phrase to search ScienceDaily for related topics and research stories.

Save/Print:
Share:  

Breaking News:
from the past week

In Other News

... from NewsDaily.com

Science News

Health News

Environment News

Technology News



Save/Print:
Share:  

Free Subscriptions


Get the latest science news with ScienceDaily's free email newsletters, updated daily and weekly. Or view hourly updated newsfeeds in your RSS reader:

Get Social & Mobile


Keep up to date with the latest news from ScienceDaily via social networks and mobile apps:

Have Feedback?


Tell us what you think of ScienceDaily -- we welcome both positive and negative comments. Have any problems using the site? Questions?
Mobile iPhone Android Web
Follow Facebook Twitter Google+
Subscribe RSS Feeds Email Newsletters
Latest Headlines Health & Medicine Mind & Brain Space & Time Matter & Energy Computers & Math Plants & Animals Earth & Climate Fossils & Ruins