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Saturday, 17 November 2012

Veolia ends sponsorship of Wild Life Photography competition

Outside the Natural History Museum
 Veolia has announced that it is ending its sponsorship of the Wildlife Photography of the Year  Exhibition held annually at the Natural History Museum.  Supporters of the Palestinian cause have reguallrly picked the exhibition drawing the public's attention to Veolia's activities in the occupied territories of Palestine and its role in supporting illegal occupation.

Today's announcement was reported on Lets Recyle Com:
Veolia Environnement has announced it will not be renewing its sponsorship of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition and Exhibition ending its four-year-long association with the scheme.

The exhibition is owned jointly by BBC Worldwide and The Natural History Museum and receives some 48,000 entries from around 98 countries.

Veolia Environmental Services chief executive Estelle Brachlianoff, said: “It has been rewarding to see the competition grow over the course of our sponsorship and to support the exhibition and tour which have enabled so many people to see the wonderful photography that highlights the fragile nature of the world around us.

“However after four successful years we feel that we have taken this partnership as far as we can and that it is time to review our sponsorship commitments as our brand continues to grow and evolve. We are confident that the competition and exhibition will continue to capture the minds of nature lovers across the world.”