The theme is meant to explain through photography, the benefits that protected areas provide to the country.
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Published on Wednesday, August 18, 2021
By the A.M. Costa Rica staff

The Latin American Network for Technical Cooperation in National Parks opened the photography contest, "Soluciones Naturales que Inspiran" (Natural solutions to inspire in the English language). The theme is meant to explain through photography, the benefits that protected areas provide to the country.

According to the organizers, protected or conserved areas help cope with the impacts of climate change. For example, healthy ecosystems reduce people's vulnerability to extreme hydrometeorological events (such as hurricanes) or, like fundamental to human well-being factors, such as providing clean water.

In Latin America and the Caribbean, protected areas need more investment and cooperation, the organization said in its statement. But the challenge now is to maintain those zones and ensure that they remain a natural solution to the problems of conservation and sustainable development.

The goal of the photography contest is to make visible the benefits and positive impacts (whether social, economic or environmental) that the protected and conserved areas provide in Latin America and the Caribbean.

People over the age of 16 who live in or near a protected zone or are passionate about the conservation, protection and restoration of protected zones are invited to participate.

The deadline is Sept. 10. Winners of the top 10 photographs will receive virtual training on professional photography. More information on the contest requirements can be found in Spanish on the organization's website.

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