Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Arabian Species in your zoo? Photography competition

Competition launched to celebrate Abu Dhabi wildlife

As part of Wildscreen’s unique partnership with the Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi we are launching an exciting new competition to celebrate the rich biodiversity found within the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.

If you are a wildlife enthusiast with photos or films of species that can be found in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) then we want to hear from you. The very best audio-visual records of UAE wildlife will be chosen to sit alongside work from thousands of the world’s finest filmmakers and photographers on ARKive, with an overall winner receiving a copy of Planet Earth signed by Sir David Attenborough.

Already, films and photographs of 364 UAE species, such as the sooty falcon and Arabian oryx, have been banked in the ARKive vault and are available online. The winning entries will form part of this unique collection, playing a vital role in the promotion of environmental awareness and conservation within the region.

Mr Majid Al Mansouri, Secretary General for the Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi, said, “We are extremely pleased with the progress of the ARKive project in working with us to document our precious endangered species here in the UAE. We not only want this project to be accessible to everyone but also for people to feel as though they too have played their part in preserving the UAE. I look forward to viewing the entries of this competition."

How to enter
If you have images or film clips of species that can be found in the UAE either upload them to with the tag UAE species or e-mail them to us at

The closing date for the competition will be Friday 28th August, 2009.

Winners will be notified by e-mail and announced by Friday 11th September, 2009.

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