Wednesday, March 5, 2008

WTBU and Rainforest Alliance to Promote Eco-Conservation

WTBU has teamed up with the Rainforest Alliance to raise ecosystem sustainability and wildlife conservation through a “Picture Sustainability” photo contest. This contest is open to anyone.

Contestants are encouraged to photograph environments, habitats, wildlife and local cultures and communities that depict biodiversity and conservation. Photographs should be submitted online to by March 15, 2008 4PM EST.

The Picture Sustainability Photo Contest is looking for photos in the following five categories: landscape/scenic, conservation in action, wildlife on coffee, cocoa and fruit farms or forests, sustainable tourism in Latin America, and flora and fauna.

The grand prize winner will receive a trip for two to Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands, one Fujifilm FinePix S100fs 11.1MP Digital Camera, a trip to New York City to attend the Rainforest Alliance’s Annual Gala on May 15, 2008, one Art Wolfe wildlife photography book, and Rainforest Alliance membership.

First prize will be awarded to five winners who will receive one Fujifilm FinePix S100fs 11.1 MP Digital Camera, one Art Wolfe wildlife photography book, and Rainforest Alliance membership.

Honorable Mention will be awarded to seven winners who will receive one Art Wolfe wildlife photography book and Rainforest Alliance membership.

To raise awareness concerning issues of eco-conservation and sustainability, WTBU will be raffling off three Fujifilm FinePix Z100fd 8 mega pixel digital cameras. The contest will run the week of March 3rd to the 7th. Listen to BU in the Morning on Wednesday and Friday from 10am to Noon for your chance to win.

The Rainforest Alliance is a non-governmental organization founded in 1987. Their mission is to protect wildlife and ecosystems by changing and influence consumer behavior, business practices and land use practice. For more information, log onto to access Rainforest Alliance’s contest and website link.

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