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 May 27 The Hague, Netherlands - Princess Irene

The World Premiere of the Outdoor Exhibition!

There are just 8 days left to go before Her Royal Highness, Princess Irene of The Netherlands (patron of the Biodiversity Coalition 2010) unveils the first of the 100 life-size images of the Wild Wonders of Europe Outdoor Exhibition in the Hague. After 3 years of intense work it is very exciting to finally be counting down the hours. As we speak, the huge stands are being constructed beneath the beautiful avenue of trees called the Lange Vijverberg.
It is fitting that the Exhibition opens during the week that celebrates the International Day of Biodiversity - May 22nd, during the crucially important International Year of Biodiversity. 
The Official ceremony (by invitation only) will be attended by a host of leading dignitaries including The Dutch Minister of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality, The Mayor of The Hague and the Director of Staatsbosbeheer who all made this possible. Together with 9 European Ambassadors;  The EU Commission and European Parliamentarians, leading influential decision makers in the world of conservation from the Directors of WWF Netherlands and Belgium, to National Geographic Editors in Chief, The Wild Europe Initiative, iLCP and of course, all of us!
Sixteen of the project's photographers will come together for the very first time: The UK - Peter Cairns & Pete Oxford; Sweden - Staffan Widstrand, Magnus Elander, Magnus Lundgren, Anders Geidemark; Norway – Ole-Jørgen Liodden & Tom Schandy ; Hungary – Milán Radisics; Germany – Florian Möllers & Frank Krahmer; Italy – Maurizio Biancarelli & Elio della Ferrera; The Netherlands - Edwin Giesbers & Ruben Smit; and Portugal - Nuno Sá.
The Exhibition remains in place from 27 May - 30 August. It is free and open-air.
Come and visit us!
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Preparations Underway on the Lange Vijverberg, The Hague.
(photos Soren Rud/LifeExhibitions)

National Geographic - May edition

If you havnt bought it yet! Do so quickly! We are on the front cover of 8 country editions and in all 33 international editions across 66 countries.  Look out for our main story entitled "The Wild Side" and "A Lifeline for the Iberian Lynx". If you cant get to the print edition - find us online

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Did you see us?

The answer is, you probably did! We have recently been published in The Telegraph, The Guardian, The Daily Express, The Sun, The Mirror and The Mail Online in the UK alone. With coverage as far afield as Down Under in The Australian and news.com.au. 
Florian Mollers, our Communications Director was interviewed for 45 minutes on the German NDR Talkshow "Das!" on Sunday night with 520.000 TV visitors. The programme will soon be uploaded to the website for those who missed it.

The Book!

bookThe Directors had to sit on their hands with excitement waiting for their copies to arrive. But it was worth it! The book will leave anyone who buys it feeling proud of being European! 

"From the polar bears of arctic Svalbard to the sea turtles of the Mediterranean; from the wild bison of Poland to the snow-covered glaciers of the Caucasus – for the first time ever, the wild beauty of Europe’s landscapes and the immense diversity of its wildlife is being shown to the world." - excerpt from English edition.

The book is now available in French, English, German, Dutch and Norwegian. Contact us if you would like to buy more than 10 copies or your own specially branded edition.

Coming releases:
May:  Spanish
August: Danish, Swedish, USA, Italian

Green Week in Bruxelles, 1-4 June

Come and visit us on our stand in the Charlemagne Building during Green Week 2010 which is the largest annual conference on European environment policy and this year turns the spotlight on biodiversity with three days of discussion and debate between high-level speakers from Europe and beyond. Some 3 800 participants are expected from EU institutions, business and industry, non-governmental organisations, public authorities, the scientific community and academia.

Managing Director Staffan Widstrand will present a 15 minute keynote presentation as part of the Green Week Programme 1 June 2010 – 18:30 – 19:30, Charlemagne building, Rue de la Loi 70, Bruxelles.

The European Parliament in Bruxelles, 8 - 11 June

We have been invited by G.J. Gerbrandy MEP to showcase a mini-version of our exhibition in the European Parliament during the week immediately following Green Week. This is a tremendous privilege that we are really proud of and hope that it inspires lots of attention amongst the Parliamentarians and their staff.
We hope many of you will visit our exhibitions and most importantly, experience the Joy of the Wild!

Thank you for your support and warm regards to you all, 
Bridget Wijnberg
Media & Exhibition Director

Wild Wonders of Europe is about the incredible biodiversity and shared natural heritage of our continent. It celebrates the amazing wildlife comeback in Europe whilst at the same time highlighting the biodiversity loss and serious challenges ahead. The exhibitions and book focus on the Joy of the Wild and give one of the answers to the very contemporary question: “What is Europe?”

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For more information contact:
Florian Moellers (Communications Director) t: +491709375789 e: florian@wild-wonders.com, Bridget Wijnberg (Media & Exhibitions Director) t: +447972106839 e: bridget@wild-wonders.com
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