Deadline: 7 March 2024

What does forest innovation look like near you?

Help the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) show how innovative action, technology and knowledge are helping to protect forests and increase the benefits they bring by entering the International Day of Forests 2024 photo contest!

Forests provide many benefits and solutions including ecosystem services, biodiversity, climate action, livelihoods, shelter, food, fibre and fuel. Yet they are under threat from deforestation, climate change, pollution, wildfires and pests.

To celebrate the International Day of Forests on 21 March and this year’s theme of Forests and Innovation, FAO are looking for the best photos showcasing different types of innovation:

  • new technology – for example drones or other digital tools helping to monitor illegal logging.
  • new uses of sustainable wood, such as wooden credit cards, skyscrapers or drink bottles.
  • the results of a ground-breaking policy or project or a new way of using Indigenous knowledge.

The five winning images – announced on March 21 – will be shared across FAO’s social media channels and will go on display as part of a photography exhibition at FAO HQ in Rome.

Entries will be judged for originality, relevance to the theme, artistic value and communication potential of the photo.


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