Singapore Zoo will be holding a photo exhibition cum auction of the works of China’s top wildlife photographer and environmentalist, Mr Xi Zhinong, from 10 to 31 March 2007. Mr Xi will also be giving a talk on 11 March 2007. The topic is “Conserving Nature through Images - Discovering the Wild China through Xi Zhinong's lens".

Mr Xi is renowned for his photographic excellence as well as his tireless efforts towards protecting the environment. His string of accolades includes winning the ‘Photographer of the Year 2004’ award by the Chinese Photography Media, the ‘Endangered Species Award’ at the BG Wildlife Photographer Competition with his photo of the Yunnan Snub-nosed monkey as well as the ‘Earth Award’, the highest award for environmental protection in China, for his outstanding achievements in environmental protection.

As founder of the Wild China Film, the only professional wildlife photography organisation in China, Mr Xi documented China’s disappearing wilderness. And through his photographs, he further promoted public awareness of nature conservation.

Visitors will be able to view about 40 photographs on China’s wildlife. These include Tibetan antelopes, gazelles, oriental birds, golden monkeys and of course, Yunnan snub-nosed monkeys. Selected pieces will also be available for auction. 50 percent of proceeds will go towards the Wildlife Conservation Singapore Fund.

Details of exhibition:
Venue: Singapore Zoo entrance/ Coach park area
Date: 10 to 31 March 2007
Time: 8.30am to 6.00pm
Price: Zoo admission charges of $15 per adult and $7.50 per child apply.

Details of talk (in Mandarin only):
Venue: Auditorium, Singapore Zoo
Day/ Date: Sunday, 11 March 2007
Time: 2pm
Price: Free but Zoo admission charges apply