The Great Barrier Reef
Listed as one of the seven natural wonders of the world, the Great Barrier Reef has been registered on the World Heritage List in 1981 (UNESCO Convention), indicating its importance for our world. In an era of rapid environmental shifts, social changes and unprecedented economic development, a worldwide demand and need for a relevant research against the effect of climate change on the environment has never been greater or more urgent. Globally, more than 300 million people depend on the ecosystem services that coral reefs provide, for their
livelihoods and food security. The challenge worldwide is therefore to steer reefs through this period of continued warming. Securing biodiversity and ecosystems for future generations requires a new type of awareness which has to be raised as soon as possible in order to fight the effects of climate change which are exponentially growing. We must not give up hope for the persistence of Earth's coral reefs.
Author: Giacomo d'Orlando is an Italian documentary photographer currently based in New Zealand.
He begun his career of professional photographer in 2011, when he was 21, working for a photographic studio in his born city, Verona.
After more than 3 years spent in the advertising photography industry, he decided to follow his true passion, the documentary photography. For this purpose, in 2015 he decided to move to Nepal where he begun his first long-term project about the Gender Based Violence. Since that time he specialize himself documenting social issues and environmental problems while occasionally is working for travel magazines.
In the last years he has been living in Nepal, Peru, Austrlia and now is currently living in New Zealand, where is carrying on a long term project about the Refugees of the Climate Change.
His purpose is report the social and environmental issues that our world is going through nowadays, giving to the people who don’t have the chance to travel the chance to raise their awareness about these important topics.