International Day for the Conservation of the Mangrove Ecosystem – Photo Competition.

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To celebrate International Day for the Conservation of the Mangrove Ecosystem on 26th July 2021 the IORA Indian Ocean Blue Carbon Hub is holding a photography competition to highlight these extraordinary ecosystems.

Mangroves contribute to the food security and protection of coastal communities worldwide. They support a rich biodiversity and are critical nursery habitat for fish and crustaceans. By dissipating the energy of waves, mangroves also act as a form of natural coastal defense. Their soils are highly effective carbon sinks, sequestering vast amounts of carbon every year.

The International Day for the Conservation of the Mangrove Ecosystem, adopted by the General Conference of UNESCO in 2015 is celebrated each year on 26 July. The day aims to raise awareness of the importance of mangrove ecosystems as “a unique, special and vulnerable ecosystem” and to promote solutions for their sustainable management, conservation and uses.

We want to see your amazing photography!

Send us your favourite mangrove related photos. Entries can include landscapes, pictures taken of you conducting mangrove field research, aerial drone photos or even photos from the water, we want to see your best pictures. Also, tell us in 25 words or less how you are celebrating International Day for the Conservation of the Mangrove Ecosystem.

The winner will receive an IORA Blue Carbon Hub prize pack and have their photograph featured on the IORA Blue Carbon Hub website and CSIRO Social Media channels!

How to enter:

Email your entries to IORA.BlueCarbonHub@csiro.au

Include with your entry:

  • First name
  • Last name
  • Affiliation (e.g. University, government department etc)
  • Country
  • Email

Entries will be accepted from 1st July 2021 to 14th July 2021. No entries will be accepted after this date. The winning entry will be notified on the 23rd July 2021 and have their photograph featured on the CSIRO Facebook and Instagram pages to celebrate International Day for the Conservation of the Mangrove Ecosystem on 26th July 2021.

Full competition Terms & Conditions