Open National Wildlife Photography Contest "Golden Lynx" with international participation started on May 16. Organizer of the photo contest is the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus represented by SSPA "Scientific-Practical Center of NAS of Belarus for Bioresources" and the World Wildlife Support Fund “Krasny Bor”. The organizing committee, in addition to the organizers, includes representatives from national ministries — Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection of the Republic of Belarus, Ministry of Sports and Tourism of the Republic of Belarus, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus, Ministry of Forestry of the Republic of Belarus, Ministry of Information of the Republic of Belarus, Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Belarus and Ministry of Education of the Republic of Belarus.
Goals and objectives of the photo contest: the formation of a responsible attitude to the nature; respect for the welfare of wild animals and their habitat; focus of as many people as possible to environmental issues; maintain the image of Belarus as a country, which pays much attention to environmental protection activities; promotion of the national natural resources; demonstration of the diversity of both national and global natural resources; advertising of national natural areas, potentially interesting for foreign experts and tourists, attracting more attention to the eco-tourism development in Belarus and others.
The competition is held on the 9 nominations. Valuable prizes are provided for winners. The reception of works will be carried out to 30 September at the website golden-lynx.biobel.by