Forests of the World
From 7 July to 15 October 2011, the Alhambra is home to the exhibition Forests of the World. To celebrate International Year of Forests, Fundación AXA is sponsoring an outdoor exhibition of large-format photographs of spectacular forest landscapes from around the world. Forests of the World was commissioned by naturalist Joaquín Aráujo and produced by Lunwerg Editores, with the support of WWF España.
A tour of the panels installed throughout the Alhambra Woods gives a brief, but complete and inspiring look at the different types of forest that cover the surface of the earth, animal and plant diversity and the problems and challenges facing our forests.
Forests of the World is divided into three thematic areas.
Key achievements in the history of life: the world’s forests and wildlife: describes some of the major forests from around the world, with their diverse ecosystems, showcasing elements of their unique flora and fauna.
Ravaged forests illustrates how approximately one third of the world’s forests have disappeared since the advent of agriculture, and particularly over the past 200 years. Every day, almost 20 million trees are chopped down or burnt down in the world.
Lastly From desert to forest shows images of the ongoing fight to preserve our few remaining virgin forests, and praises the coherent and sensible approach taken by certain organisations.
When: 7 July – 15 October 2011
Where: Alhambra Woods