Don't miss the chance to buy Mattias' picture!

Mattias has donated one of his exclusive pictures on the Borneo elephant to Musikhjälpen. The money will contribute to the fundraising effort for children's right to clean water in the slum areas.

Make your offer on the picture here! (in Swedish)

International buyers accepted!

To be able to put a bid in on Mattias' picture you have to become a member on the Swedish online commerce services; tradera.com.

Click her to become a member! (in English)

Make an offer on the picture here!

Read Santa Barbara Independent's interview with Mattias!

As we mentioned before Mattias is going to give a lecture in Santa Barbara, December 2th.The newspaper Santa Barbara Independent took the opportunity to interview Mattias before the upcoming lecture.

"The headlines across the planet proclaim that our wild places are disappearing at an alarming rate, yet you remain optimistic. Why?

We have come to a point where especially scientists, business leaders, and thinkers have come to understand the most challenging issues and that it’s not merely a sacrifice to embark on a more sustainable path but equally a business opportunity. But we need this mind shift quickly. We’re behind schedule!

From my own experience in the developing world, many people don’t recognize the importance of saving nature versus the daily needs of survival. Is that changing?

We need to work on sustainable solutions for poverty alleviation. It’s essential to find ways for people all over the world to become a good citizens by default. If we cannot achieve a reasonably safe environment and safe working and living conditions for the many people, we will certainly have a tough time to implement sustainable change.

Do you find that appreciation for the great outdoors is an innate understanding in the human psyche, or is it something that must be learned? 

I think good and sincere images, films, music, etc. really can move people to feel for our world. However a great firsthand experience is pretty hard to beat. Passionate storytelling might trigger a first visit to realms people have yet to explore — next to us or far, far away."

Read the whole interview here!

Watch at Crosstalks!

"Global warming is a fact. In addition to melting ice, the world faces a number of other significant environmental challenges in the coming decades. Several of these are acute. The big question is how we save the world for future generations and create a sustainable society?"

Crosstalks is a new international academic forum where important topics are being discussed on a global scale. Listen to Mattias, Johan Rockström and the other experts when they talk about what must be done to save our world.

Watch Mattias at Crosstalks here!

NG Live Lectures with Mattias in Santa Barbara and Sydney are coming up!

"Take an awe-inspiring journey around the world, featuring unique perspectives on some of Earth’s natural wonders—including India’s Asiatic lions, African wildlife, Iceland’s glaciers, the rainforests of Southeast Asia and the Galápagos Islands. Your guide? One of the most important natural history photographers of our time—and one of National Geographic Live’s most highly acclaimed speakers."

SANTA BARBARA - December 2th
Don't miss Mattias Klum when he is giving a lecture in Santa Barbara, on Sunday, December 2th at 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Directions:
Campbell Hall,
UCSB Santa Barbara, CA, US
93 117
Telephone: +1 805 893 3535

Buy tickets here for Mattias' lecture in Santa Barbara here!

SYDNEY - December 9th
Mattias Klum will also give lectures at the Sydney Opera House in Australia on Sunday, December 9th at 1:30 p.m. and at 5:30 p.m. 

Directions:
Sydney Opera House
2 Macquarie Street  
Sydney CBD NSW 2000, Australien
Telephone: +61 2 9250 7111

Buy tickets for Mattias' lectures in Sydney here!

Mattias Klum has been awarded the Lidman Prize!

Mattias Klum has been awarded the Lidman Prize by The Swedish Academy of Verbovisual Information for "excellent information in words and images in various media".

"The photographer and filmmaker Mattias Klum is world-famous for his unique documentation of animals, plants, natural and cultural environments from around the world, mediated through books, documentaries, films, exhibitions, lectures and workshops. His deep commitment to push the enviromental issues makes us understand what really is at stage, but he still is an optimist."

The Swedish Academy of Verbovisual Information's official website.

The sixth and last episode of "Fridlyst" has now been broadcast!

At 8 PM last Saturday, the sixth and last episode of the successful TV-series Fridlyst was broadcast on Swedish television SVT 1. The episode featured the award winning actor and comedian Felix Herngren and his daughter Fanny. Together with Mattias, Felix and Fanny were taking part in a conservation project in Greece focused on saving the endangered loggerhead sea turtle.

You can still watch all the episodes here! (Only in Swedish)

Mattias Klum to attend IUCN's World Conservation Congress

Held once every four years, IUCN’s World Conservation Congress is the world’s largest and most important conservation event, as well as the birthplace of ground-breaking environmental conventions, scientific discoveries and global initiatives. The 2012 IUCN World Conservation Congress will be held on Jeju Island, Republic of Korea, from 6-15 September.

Featured at Congress, the World Leaders Dialogues will be “prime time” high-level sessions—organized by the Korean Government and the President of IUCN, they will feature exceptional, internationally recognized experts, politicians and CEOs in a series of five moderated public debates tackling the most strategic issues related to conservation and sustainable development themes: nature + biodiversity, nature + climate; nature + people; nature + economy; and nature + food. The interactive World Leaders Dialogues will provide enlightening strategic thinking to guide the implementation of pragmatic solutions for a sustainable future for our planet.

Read more.

Official website.