Star Alliance joins with Ramsar in Wetlands youth photo contest

FRANKFURT, Feb 2 - To celebrate World Wetlands Day on February 2, the Ramsar Convention Secretariat is organizing a Youth Photo Contest in partnership with Star Alliance. Star Alliance will provide the prize of a free flight through its Biosphere Connections programme, which supports Ramsar and the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) in their activities to preserve important environmental sites.

The theme for World Wetlands Day in 2016 is "Wetlands are essential for sustainable livelihoods" and is selected to demonstrate the vital role of wetlands for the future of humanity and specifically their relevance towards achieving the new Sustainable Development Goals.

The photo contest is open to 15-24 year olds. To enter, competitors need to take a digital photograph of their favourite wetlands location and upload it to the World Wetlands Day website (www.worldwetlandsday.org). Entries must be submitted between February 2 and March 2.

-- Sara Macias