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06 August 2009
06. August 2009 Commercial Aircraft

Keep the kids busy learning about biodiversity


Find out more at 'See the Bigger Picture' photo contest

Find out more at 'See the Bigger Picture' photo contest

You don't have to go far to begin exploring nature. A variety of plant and animal life is right outside your front door, if you look closely. The "See the Bigger Picture" photo contest encourages children worldwide to take photos of biodiversity around them for a chance to win a trip to National Geographic's headquarters in Washington D.C. and to learn even more about the natural world.

Photos can be uploaded on for a chance to win.

Log onto to learn that on average around 1,200 new species are discovered every month and that even though around 1.8 million species of animals and plants are known, between five million and 30 million species remain unknown.

'See the Bigger Picture' is a joint initiative between Airbus, the National Geographic Society and the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). The initiative supports ?The Green Wave' for biodiversity and it leads up to the International Year of Biodiversity in 2010. The photo competition was launched in June 2009 and ends on September 8th. It is a campaign designed to stimulate and raise worldwide awareness on biodiversity and the preservation of threatened ecosystems amongst children, families and educators.

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