«Wiki Loves Earth» greets the winners

From 11736 photos uploaded by 365 contestants jury selected 12 best:

Dniester Canyon national nature park, Zalischyky, Ternopil Oblast, author – Serhiy Krynytsia (Haidamac)
Dawn on Ai-Petri Mountain, Crimea, author – Kateryna Krasnytska
Tykha Bukhta regional landscape park, Crimea, author – Ihor Dereviahin
Töpe Oba Massif botanical nature reserve (zakaznik), Crimea, author – Slava Leontiev
Khapkhalskyi hydrological nature reserve (zakaznik), Crimea, author – Dmytro Balkhovitin
Lake Vorozheske (hydrological natural monument), Svydovets mountain range of the Ukrainian Carpathians, author – Serhiy Krynytsia (Haidamac)
Zuivskyi regional landscape park, Donetsk Oblast, author – Dmytro Balkhovitin
Obrucheva mud volcano (geological natural monument), Crimea, author – Ihor Dereviahin
Bily slon (English: White Elephant), the building on the peak of Pop Ivan (former Polish Astronomical and Meteorological Observatory), Carpathian Biosphere Reserve, Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast, author – Mykhailo Petskovych,
Kamyani Mohyly (literally: “stone tombs”) nature preserve, Donetsk Oblast, author – Dmytro Balkhovitin
Zelenyj island in Korsun-Shevchenkivskyi, Cherkasy Oblast, author – Serhiy Krynytsia (Haidamac)
Upper Cretaceous rock exposure (geological natural monument), Kramatorsk, Donetsk Oblast, author – Dmytro Balkhovitin

21 magnolias planted in A.V. Fomin Botanical Garden in Kyiv

21 magnolias were planted by A.V. Fomin Botanical Garden scientists together with employees of  «KPMG-Ukraine». The company presented the trees for the 174th anniversary of the botanical garden, one of the oldest in Ukraine – founded on May 22 1839. Magnolia alley was planted in 1976, now being the largest magnolia collection in Eastern Europe.
Also beautification in the botanical garden was done with the help of 236 KPMG employees. Denys Sylantyev, world champion and Olympic games silver medalist in swimming and Yevhen Buket, coordinator of Wiki loves Earth contest  took part in action.

Contest is over. First summary

Chestnut tree alley in Poltava. Photo by user Сарапулов, sent 20 seconds before deadline

“Wiki Loves Earth” 2013 is over today at 0:00:00 Kyiv time with 11736 photos uploaded from April 15 to May 15 by 365 contestants. About 100 000 internet users visited Ukrainain contest site.

Among various Wiki Loves… contests held by different  Wikimedia Chapters (Wiki Loves Monuments, Wiki Loves Pride, Wiki Loves Sound, Wiki Loves Libraries etc.)  only the Monuments contest became international for now. Ukraine’s statistics in  “Wiki Loves Earth” is similar to first Wiki Loves Monuments held by Netherlands in 2010. We have confidence that next year “Wiki Loves Earth” will become international, which is already negotiated with different Wikimedia chapters.

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