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Wild Wonders of Europe Newsletter
27th May 2009

Missions completed so far:
83   Pictures online: Over 1850
Photographers in the field:
9   Entries for April photo comp: Over 550
Missions remaining in 2009:
33   Voting for April: Open
Posts to the Wild Blog 395   Images in our archives
Over 60,000

Go Wild!
...in Europe’s National Parks

Muskox, Vincent MunierOrchid, Sandra Bartocha
Sarek National Park, Sweden, Peter CairnsMarmot, Austria, Grzegorz Lesniewski

Did you know there are more than 300 National Parks in Europe?
Each year, May 24 celebrates their existence and the species and habitats within.
Altogether, 26.000 marine and terrestrial Natura 2000 sites protect an area of more than 20% of the EU member states.  We think that’s awesome!
And the best about it:  you can explore many of these fab places on your own!

National Parks are simply made for enjoying our beautiful landscape, plants and wildlife. Look at the images above. There are thousands of cool wild beings and exciting adventures waiting for you!

Check the site of Europarc for more info and plan your summer holidays in one of Europe’s fascinating National Parks!

New Partners: NOKIA & VisitSweden

Hooray and welcome on board!
NOKIA  & VisitSweden  joined
the team and became new partners of
Wild Wonders of Europe.

Check Nokia’s Ovi.com site.
A super, easy to use platform to share your pictures & videos with the world!

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Exciting Days in the Field

Summer is approaching fast across the continent now and our photographers are busy out trying to capture the very essence of it. Fresh blog entries keep coming in every 2nd day and posts are queuing up.
But we think: each of these reports deserves your attention, undisturbed for a day or two. So, please be patient and bear with us on the WildBlog!

There are many great pictures and stories waiting for you!

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Would you know about…

a lovely fox den with cubs? Wild Wonders of Europe photographer Laurent Geslin is trying to find THE perfect den to complete his mission about urban foxes in the UK.  Any hint and contact is much appreciated.  Please, contact Florian Möllers at florian@wild-wonders.com

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Crested Grebes by Jaco Ottevanger
Crested Grebes: Jaco Ottevanger, Young Crew,  Shortlisted March 2009

4 Days left...

to Upload Your Best Images to our monthly photo competition.

Don’t miss the chance to win picture viewers, software, cameras and more!
Not sure which pictures to send? Check out which images received the highest votes in the past months in our winners’ galleries!

Spring is a beautiful time to be out there photographing: young fox cubs are exploring their new surroundings; birds are in a nesting frenzy; meadows yellow with buttercups. Experience the joy of wildness in the flesh!

Remember - All category winners’ images will be entered into the grand final for a really grand Grand Prize. Check it out!

Voting for the shortlisted images of April is open until the end of this month.

Can you help us with a quote?

We are on the search for great, inspirational one-liners to carry our message to the world! To inspire others to care for this incredible natural heritage, too.
Tell us how you feel about nature in Europe?
What does it mean to you?
What lights a flame inside your soul?
Why do you feel passionate about it?

The best quotes will be profiled in our book, on our website, facebook, blogs... maybe there will even be a competition for the very best  ;)

Get scribbling. Let the words flow. We'd love to hear from you!

Wild Wonders of Europe
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"I love WWE!"

This tweet came in from Cristina Mittermeier, Executive Director of the International League of Conservation Photographers, ILCP.

Would you also like to communicate with us, tell us about your experiences and observations out there and get regular news about what’s going on with Wild Wonders of Europe?

Join the Wild Wonders of Europe groups on Twitter and Facebook  or browse the 200+ images in our Flickr gallery! 

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Wild Wonders of Europe is about the joy of wildness. About what is still out there and what we are risking to lose. Why it matters to us. And why we need to protect it. Read more»

Wild Wonders of Europe wish to thank our great partners:

Main Partners:

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…and our many other very important partners for their generous contributions and support! All without which this epic conservation photography project would never have been possible.


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