Winner of UNEP CEP's 'Biodiversity Through Your Eyes' photo competition to be announced soon!

UNEP CEP will announce the winner of its regional photo competition - "Biodiversity Through Your Eyes" soon. Stayed tuned!

International Day for Biological Diversity 2014- Island Biodiversity

"Biodiversity through your Eyes: Photo competition"

This year the theme for International Day for Biological Diversity 2014 is  Island Biodiversity which aims to raise awareness on the importance of biodiversity for islands and the need for island states to sustainably manage their resources.

Islands are highly biologically diverse places, housing some of the most unique wildlife in the world. According to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) islands are not only home to 600 million people but also to numerous ecosystems, from mountain forests to wetlands, mangroves, coral reefs and beyond. These ecosystems are important because they provide many of the resources that support economies and livelihoods. This year as we celebrate Island Biodiversity, we want to know what biodiversity looks like through your eyes. Please submit a photo to  with your interpretation of what biodiversity means to you, emphasizing its importance of biodiversity to livelihoods in islands.

The competition, which opened on May 22 (International Day for Biological Diversity), closed on July 31, 2014. 

For further details about this competition, please view the submission guidelines here.