The October 2009 issue of the International League of Conservation Photographers features news of WiLD9 and WiLD SPEAK, action by conservation photographers, the latest "rave", books, competitions and awards. Cristina Mittermeier, iCLP Executive Director, is a member of the IUCN CEC Steering Committee.
International League of Conservation Photographers
October 2009 Newsletter
For conservation to be effective it is imperative to be able to scale up efforts and in the current economic climate, the best way to achieve this is by creating partnerships.
Now, for many organizations the word "partnership" is little more than a buzz word. Not for us. We absolutely embrace the principles of quid pro quo - you contribute something, we contribute something, and we all win. Our partners range from large, multinational corporations like CEMEX and Sony Electronics, to small, local conservation organizations, like Amigos de Sian Ka'an and Pronatura in Mexico, or Wildsight in British Columbia. From media giants like National Geographic, to small dive shops like Caradonna Dive Adventures in Cozumel. Working closely with all of them we are able to deliver high quality, relevant images that help further conservation campaigns and bring important messages to life. Partnerships are not just about money, they are about intangible benefits, like gaining access, recognizing opportunity, obtaining recognition and building community.
Partnerships are the very fabric that holds the work of the iLCP together and we work hard to maintain a close relationship with all our partners. In the course of our jobs it has become very clear that all the organizations we work with, large and small, are made of people who, like us, care deeply about maintaining the full range of life and cultural wealth of our planet. Our partners are our community and without them we cannot get our jobs done.
As we fast approach the opening date of WILD9, which will take place in Merida, Yucatan from November 6-13, we want to let all our partners know how much we appreciate working with them and how much we look forward to all our future collaborations.
To see a list of all our partners please visit our website; you will be surprised at how many caring individuals and organizations are stepping up to take of our planet!
Executive Director, iLCP
WilD9 and WiLD SPEAK
Photographer of the Month - Nick Nichols
Conservation Photographers in ACTION
Upcoming Events & Exhibits
Photo Competitions & Awards