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06/06/2016

FLEG II Campaign: Our Postcard for Your Photograph

The Tree Identification Postcard that we will send to all participants of the Campaign. It helps identify 16 most common trees of Eastern Europe and the Caucasus. The tree names will be given on the other side.
The best photos will be exhibited at the IUCN World Conservation Congress in September 2016.
Many local communities in Moldova still depend on what they can collect from forests to meet a significant portion of their household needs. In particular, in this picture you can see sticks that locals use for gardens and grapevines. Straseni district (Moldova). © FLEG - EPA EU ENPI Information Centre
A woman in Yaroslavl Oblast, Russia, gathering thyme that she and her husband dry and use to make tea in the cold winters. Despite gas infrastructure and the availability of commercial groceries, many Eastern European communities still depend on what they can collect from forests and nature to meet a significant portion of their household needs. (c) Julia Kalinicheva

Forest plays an important role in the life of everyone. But for some, this role is crucial. Is it you or someone you know?

Villagers collect wood, berries, mushrooms and herbs for their families and for selling. Foresters protect forests. Businesses use forest for multiple purposes from timber production to environmental tourism. Residents of big cities escape to national parks and reserves in search of tranquility.

Are you, your friend, family member or neighbor one of these people?

Then join our campaign: send us a photograph portraying the role of the forest in your life or in the life of someone you know. Don’t forget to add a short description (maximum 1 page long).

The photograph(s) must be taken in one of the FLEG II participating countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Russia and Ukraine.

In return, we will send you a cool Tree Identification Postcard. With this postcard, you can identify 16 trees most common in Eastern Europe and the Caucasus by their leaves.

Your Name & Photograph at World Conservation Congress

The best photographs will be printed and exhibited with the author’s copyright at the IUCN World Conservation Congress, held every four years, which will take place in Hawaii (U.S.) in September 2016 (only for photographs submitted before July 30, 2016).

How to take part?

Please send us your photograph(s) to our email info@enpi-fleg.org with “Forest in our Life” as the subject line. Please also add:

  • A short story (“How does this photograph show the role of forest in our life?”). It can be just one paragraph, but not more than a page!
  • Your name and a few words about yourself
  • A few words about the person(s) in the photograph
  • The location where the picture was taken
  • The postal address where we can send the postcard!

We will send postcards to all participants who submitted their photographs before the end of the campaign. The campaign will end on September 10, 2016 OR earlier, if we have 100 eligible submissions to the contest. If you see this announcement, it means that the campaign is active and you can still take part!

We will send the postcards to the participants no later than October 31, 2016.

Other important conditions:

  • The postcard will be mailed to any addresses within the territories of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Russia and Ukraine.
  • Participants must submit only their own photographs. Photographs with clear signs of significant computer alteration (collage, etc.) are not accepted.
  • By sending us the photographs, you allow FLEG II to use them on our website, social media, publications, and exhibitions, with your copyright, for non-commercial purposes: to promote forest protection, sustainable forest management and other forest issues.
  • Photographs and the accompanying descriptions must not have any content unsuitable for underage audiences. The photographs must comply with the laws of the country where it was made.
  • The photographs and the texts must not contain promotion of any commercial or political entities, or politically charged statements.


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