06 Jun 2022

Opening of the Wiki Loves Earth Exhibition at Paredão de Cascais

In celebration of World Environment Day and World Oceans Day which are celebrated this week, CIIMAR, in collaboration with the Municipality of Cascais and Wikimedia Portugal, inaugurated today the exhibition Wiki Loves Earth, which will be on show at Paredão de Cascais until July 7.


Wiki Loves Earth is an international photo competition, which encourages the sharing of natural heritage photos from around the planet on Wikimedia Commons, where they are available for free use.


In each country, the competition is organized by local teams, who select and award up to 15 photos. In 2021, 34 countries participated in the international contest, with 25 photos being awarded in the categories: Landscape, Wildlife and Human Rights and Environment.


This contest, as well as this exhibition, celebrates the planet’s biodiversity and its relationship with humans, recalling the importance and universality of our natural world, and the urgent need for its protection.