MP for Richmond Park and North Kingston joined many of the winning photographers at a special reception at No. 10 Downing Street to congratulate them on the exceptional wildlife photography exhibited.
Photographers from all the categories were in attendance and the photographs were displayed at the special reception. Zac’s speech at the event can be viewed here.
Only last week, the Government announced a significant £90 million funding boost to the Darwin Initiative. This increased funding could benefit species including Bengal tigers, black rhinos, coral reefs and mangroves. This announcement was followed by an additional £30 million to crackdown on the illegal trade in animals and plants, and came on the back of a commitment by the Government to double its climate spending to £11.6 billion.
Speaking of his visit, International Environment Minister Zac Goldsmith said:
“The extraordinary photographs demonstrated both the magic of the natural world, and the urgent need to protect it. I would like to congratulate all the photographers for their inspiring work and for bringing these stunning images of wildlife across the globe into people’s lives.”
The winning images can be seen on the Natural History Museum’s website.