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Citizens will enjoy a virtual photo exhibition dedicated to nature, as well as live broadcasts of master classes and lectures by famous Russian and foreign photographers.

The XIV International Wildlife Festival “Golden Turtle” this year will be held online for the first time. It will run from 20 November to 13 December. This year’s theme will be “Conservation and Sustainable Use of Oceans, Seas and Marine Resources”.

Guests will find a photo exhibition dedicated to the diversity of flora, fauna and underwater world, as well as master classes, lectures and meetings with travelers, photographers, ecology specialists and famous TV presenters. Among the participants are the famous traveler Fyodor Konyukhov, TV presenters Valdis Pelsh, Elena Hanga, video blogger-naturalist Yevgenia Timonova and many others.

“The Golden Turtle is the largest environmental education festival in Russia. We are glad that even in such a difficult year, the tradition continues in an online format, uniting countries and people: photographers, artists, ecologists and everyone who is not indifferent to the beautiful and fragile world of nature. Such projects help to change environmental awareness and make people’s behavior more responsible, ”said

Anton Kulbachevsky, head Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection of the City of Moscow…

A detailed program of the festival with a schedule of live broadcasts is presented on the site… The broadcasts will take place on the festival page, as well as on its YouTube channel.

In addition, you can view the online exhibition. Viewers will see the works of the finalists and laureates of the international creative competition “Golden Turtle”, which took place in May this year. These are pictures of photographers from 108 countries, including Seychelles, Fiji, Montenegro, Iran, India, China, Italy and the USA. The photographs show animals from different parts of the world, for example, narwhals, Pallas’ cat, saigas, polar foxes, cougars and many others. The exposition will also include photographs of animals living in the capital region: foxes, mice, roe deer, ermines.

On November 29, as part of the educational program of the festival, a series of meetings with masters of natural photography will take place. Denis Budkov (Russia) will tell you about the secrets of shooting the volcanoes of Kamchatka, and Mohammed Murad (Kuwait) will show what birds live in his homeland.

The theme of the festival – the preservation of the World Ocean – will be devoted to many lectures and master classes. Underwater photographers from different countries will share the secrets of their profession. Live broadcasts will be held on December 6. Thus, the Russian participant Dmitry Kokh will explain to the audience what can be photographed in the rivers, lakes and seas of our country and what technique to use. His colleague Mikhail Korostelev will name the best places on the planet for photographing whales and tell you how to photograph them. Italian photographer Francesco Pasienza will talk about best practices when shooting underwater, and Adam Hanlon from the UK will showcase new photography equipment.

The Golden Turtle is a large-scale environmental education project that, with the help of art, encourages people to protect nature. The goals of the project are in many respects overlapping with the global goals of the United Nations, including those related to climate change and sustainable development for the period up to 2030.

Cultural life in the capital continues despite the coronavirus pandemic. Particularly popular are lectures, excursions, performances, master classes and creative meetings held online.

Parks, libraries, cultural centers and museums and other institutions regularly offer their programs of events to townspeople.

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article is a translation. Apologies should the grammar and or sentence structure not be perfect.

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