WIKI LOVES EARTH - PHOTOGRAPHING AND PROTECTING NATURAL HERITAGE
Over 11,000 photos promote nature conservation!
The German edition of the international photo contest Wiki Loves Earth has ended. A total of 440 participants submitted 11,327 freely licensed photos of natural heritage this May.
The global Wikimedia community annually celebrates the largest natural heritage photo contest. In May 2022, a total of twelve countries participated in Wiki Loves Earth so far, numerous other national competition rounds will take place in June and July 2022.
The Top 100 by WLE Germany 2022 can be seen here.
2022 also marks the 30th anniversary of the Habitats Directive. The Directive on the Conservation of Natural Habitats and of Wild Fauna and Flora is a nature conservation directive of the EU. It is also colloquially known as the Fauna-Flora-Habitat Directive. To mark the anniversary, this year Wiki Loves Earth is offering special prizes for participants who uploaded photos from the various FFH sites.
In the meantime, the international lists of designated protected areas have also grown, so that 192 countries can now participate in Wiki Loves Earth. The lists are compiled by the United Nations Environment Programme as part of its Protected Planet project.
Wiki Loves Earth is an international photo contest initiated and run by the Wikimedia community, dedicated to the photographic documentation of flora and fauna worthy of protection. The aim of the initiators is to photograph as many natural monuments and protected areas as possible under a free license and to contribute to nature conservation by raising public awareness. Another concern is to add professional images to as many Wikipedia articles as possible that deal with natural heritage.
Wiki Loves Earth photo competition
Wiki Loves Earth Germany 2022
Jury decision International competition: Fall 2022
Wiki Loves Earth 2022:
Images from Wiki Loves Earth 2022 in Germany: