Photo competition

Under the World Wildlife Day 2017 theme of ‘Listen to the young voices’ , the CITES Secretariat launched a photo competition for youth around the world entitled ‘Through young eyes’.

The photo competition is aimed to raise awareness of wildlife conservation, including the challenges facing many of the world’s endangered species, and to inspire the youth across the globe to add their visions and to use their artistic talents to galvanize other youth and citizens around the world.

This competition encourages young people from around the world (ages 10-24), of all photography backgrounds to submit original photos that either display beautiful and striking wildlife or that depict youth engaging in conservation efforts. We need your vision to help encourage more young people to get involved and communicate conservation goals to the global community.

Supported by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, one grand prize winner will receive travel and accommodation to attend the high-level World Wildlife Day event on 3 March at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.

The competition was closed on 13 February 2017.  The 10 finalists were unveiled on 24 February 2017. The winner will be announced on 3 March as a high level event at the UN Headquarters in New York.

Have a look at some of the amazing photos entered into the competition.