ASEAN photo contest zooms in on biodiversity

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ASEAN photo contest zooms in on biodiversity
PRESS RELEASE: The contest is open to all citizens of ASEAN member states. The deadline for submission of entries is on August 31

This is a press release from the ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity

MANILA, Philippines – Experience the beauty of our biodiversity, the source of all our basic needs! Help us photograph Southeast Asia’s biodiversity! 

Join the Third ASEAN Zooming in on Biodiversity Photo Contest. Organized by the ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity (ACB), the contest aims to capture the beauty, richness, and values of our biodiversity through vivid pictures of living creatures and their habitats.

The contest is open to all citizens of ASEAN member states: Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam.

Biodiversity has been providing humans with basic needs – food, water and air; materials for medicine, clothing and shelter; air and water purification; soil enrichment; protection from harsh climate change; and many more. However, our biodiversity is under threat from irresponsible human activities, climate change, pollution, illegal wildlife trade, habitat degradation and conversion, overexploitation, and invasive alien species, among many others.

This year’s theme is “One ASEAN. One Biodiversity,” to demonstrate that the ASEAN Member States are linked through biodiversity.

A total of US$3,000 in cash prizes awaits the winners. Their photo entries will be published in the ASEAN Biodiversity Magazine and other international publications, ACB website, as well as featured in an exhibit.

Deadline for submission of entries is on August 31, 2015.

To download the official entry form and contest mechanics, log on to www.aseanbiodiversity.org/zoomingin2015. – Rappler.com

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