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The Conservation Photographer of the Year Award was created to recognize a special individual who has used his or her skills as a nature photographer to implement meaningful and measurable conservation efforts that inform and educate the public about environmental concerns and resolution opportunities. Nominations for this prestigious award are accepted each year as part of the Nature's Best Photography Windland Smith Rice International Awards competition.

Conservationist, naturalist, painter, sculptor, editor, designer, and professional photographer from Mexico City—Patricio Robles Gil is, above all, truly a man of passion. Over the past 20 years, he has founded two conservation groups in Mexico and played a major role in the development of the International League of Conservation Photographers ( He has published 34 books of his own photography as well as collections by photographers from all over the globe. Most recently, Robles Gil has helped bring the 9th World Wilderness Congress ( to Mexico, where leading scientists, conservationists, and photographers are matched by their individual talents to create solutions for the future of our environment. "Wilderness is the one thing that brings me peace and tranquility. It is a great privilege to be a nature photographer, and that privilege is enhanced by being involved with conservation."—PRG

This award goes to an individual who has demonstrated unquestioned skill as a nature photographer. Length of career may be a factor, but more important are the individual's accomplishments. This person should have achieved some degree of name recognition because of their body of photographic work.


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