Ahmad Mustapha Mohamad Pazi from Malaysia has won the Asia-Pacific Forest Week ‘Growing our Future’ photo contest with his entry “Mangrove temptation”.
FAO received over 240 photos from 18 countries for the contest, which challenged people to show the ways in which the region’s forests can be sustainably managed.
An APFW jury chose six finalists who went to the public vote on FAO’s Facebook page, receiving over 3 000 likes and comments.
The greatest number of votes went to Ahmad Mustapha Mohamad Pazi’s photo, which shows Ahmad Mustapha working in the mangroves of Awat-Awat, Lawas, Sarawak East Malaysia.
He is a student of forest management and ecosystem science at the University Putra Malaysia, studying mangroves and soil carbon storage.
The other five finalists in the contest were Colin Nicholas (Malaysia), Narongdet Detkong (Thailand), Lyra Kyle Chu (Philippines), Salahuddin Ahmad (Australia), and Edy Subahani (Indonesia).