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ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS

 
Congress, exhibition & films
supported by the Foundation in 2021
 

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The  Iris Foundation  supported in France during the year 2021:

  • "The Congress of Nancy"

       3rd National Congress of remarkable trees on the theme of old trees  drills

 

  •   The film "Green lung and red carpet" ,  by director Luc Marescot.

 

  •   Overseas life-size :

     photographic exhibition on the gates of the Luxembourg Palace,     

     In Paris, from September 19, 2020 to January 17, 2021.  

 

LUMEXPLORE 2021

The IRIS FOUNDATION has supported Lumexplore financially since the beginning of the adventure, in 2016!  

LUMEXPLORE  Scientific and Environmental Exploration Film Festival

  Geographers, ethnologists, botanists, archaeologists, entomologists, oceanographers, speleologists, astronauts, … scientists, explorers and adventurers discovering the worlds, all amaze us through films with astonishing images. Science and research happily rub shoulders with extraordinary human adventures.  

Photo exhibitions, workshops, book stands... where you can meet friendly and accessible explorers and scientists.  

Lumexplore Grand Prize awarded by the Iris Foundation :
Voyager probe, En route to infinity ❞ by Emer REYNOLDS

2017, Prod ARTE, BBC, Crossing the Line, Tangled Bank Studios, ZDF, 2h.

Public Prize:

ULTIMA PATAGONIA 2019 ❞ by Gilles SANTANTONIO

Prod MC4, association Center Terre


 

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Lumexplore film awards

- Lumexplore Grand Prize awarded by the Iris Foundation:
Voyager probe, On the way to infinity i❞

by Emer REYNOLDS in 2017,

Prod ARTE, BBC, Crossing the Line, Tangled Bank Studios, ZDF, 2h.

- Prize for Best Human Adventure Film , Awarded by the City of La Ciotat
Operation Biosphere

by Corentin de CHATELPERRON and Laurent SARDI,

Production Mediatika, Zoulou Cie, ARTE ZC, Gob Sarl,

- Award for Best Scientific Research Film . CNES Prize:
The Treasure of the Rhône

by Saleha GHERDANE,

EclecticProd France Television

- Prize for the Best Scientific Exploration Film , Awarded by Olivier ARCHAMBEAU, President of the SEF 
ULTIMA PATAGONIA 2019

by Gilles SANTANTONIO

Prod MC4, association Center Terre

- Public Prize :

ULTIMA PATAGONIA 2019

by Gilles SANTANTONIO Prod MC4, association Center Terre

- Lumexplore Junior College Prize

: " The Village "

Notre-Dame de Reims College

- Lumexplore Junior High School Prize :

" Energy, the inventor Wimshurt

» Saint-Michel High School in Brussels

- Favorite of the Jury :

Operation Balmis

St. Mary's College of Saint-Brieuc

- Prize for the Best BOOK on Scientific and Environmental Exploration and Research :
The Pandemic Factory❞

by Marie-Monique ROBIN,

published by La Découverte

- Prize for the Best Exploration and Scientific and Environmental Research Comic Book:
❝ NAOTO, the Guardian of Fukushima "

by Fabien Grolleau and Ewen Blain,

at Steinkis Editions

Lumexplore continues on the Free Streaming Platform. all lectures are published without time limit.


 

 
Photo and film festivals
supported by the Foundation in 2021
 

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The  Iris Foundation  supported five festivals in France during the year 2021:

  • the International Film Festival and Adventure Book from La Rochelle  

     In La Rochelle, from November 15 to November 21, 2021.

     In Montier en Der, from November 18 to 21, 2021,  

 

  • the 18th "Le Grand Bivouac"  Travel festival

     In Alberville from October 18 to 24, 2021.  

     In La Ciotat from September 16 to 19, 2021  

  •   The Terre Sauvage festival  Vallée de La Clarée "All the arts are in nature"

     July 2-4, 2021.

 

The Argos Collective

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Supported by the Iris Foundation ,  the Argos Collective  launched its exhibition  Bitter :  

 

  In Paris

on the banks of the Seine between the Pont Neuf and the Pont au Change  

The Collective's reporters set out to meet maritime and coastal communities whose resources are monopolized by public or private, tourist or industrial interests.  

“Sea grabbing can turn out to be as serious a threat as land grabbing”, points out Olivier de Schutter, UN Special Rapporteur for the Right to Food.

It is to defend this cause that the Argos collective has developed a documentary project on the perils that threaten the seas and oceans, and on examples of concrete solutions to preserve these ecosystems.

The oceans, a stake for biodiversity and a goal of sustainable development, are today at a turning point in their history. After decades of unlimited exploitation, encouraged by an imperfect law of the sea, this ecosystem is today threatened with exhaustion and extinction.

 

 

GoodPlanet partnership on the MIAM festival  

For the MIAM festival  2021, The Iris Foundation is a partner and supports the  giant cooking class with Chef Merouan Bounekraf  

 

7th Continent expedition to Marseille for IUCN 2021

For the World Conservation Congress (IUCN 2021) from September 3 to 11, 7th Continent Expedition was in Marseille. We had important visits, a sea trip on the schooner 7th continent, with on board: Charles Michel, President of the European Council, President Emmanuel Macron,

 

 

Frans Timmermans First Vice-President of the European Council, Barbara Pompili Minister for Ecological Transition, Gilles Siméoni President of the Executive Council of Corsica, Nicolat Hulot, Laurent Ballesta, ... Patrick Deixonne (navigator, explorer and founder of the NGO), its president Bruno Nicolas and its honorary president Francis Vallat, insisted on the importance of scientific research at sea and the urgency of fighting plastic pollution on land, messages widely relayed by President Macron "plastic, when he's at sea, it's already too late! Benoit Payan, Mayor of Marseille, also honored us with his visit: visit to the awareness stands and the schooner, a floating oceanographic laboratory, dedicated to research on plastic pollution of the ocean.

 

7th Continent Expedition

Educational tour in Corsica 2021

Educational tour "Protecting the ocean can be learned!" which took place this summer in Corsica, in partnership with Citeo and under the sponsorship of the Iris Foundation.  

 
 

 

"ABANDONMENT TO THE WILD" by Lionel Prado

And here is the new film by Lionel Prado, the first winner of the Iris-Terre Sauvage Grant.  

"An immersive film, authentic and without artifice. At the heart of the urgency of life and in the peace of the Savage"  

An immersion in total autonomy without any canoeing experience: 25 days on the water over 500km of wild river. A return to the rhythm of nature, in the boreal forest of the Canadian Far North.

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Wild Land Festival

 

All the arts are in nature! On July 2, 3 and 4, Terre Sauvage is launching its first festival in the heart of the Clarée valley in the Hautes-Alpes. 3 days to listen, exchange and see what nature offers us the most beautiful! Photography, literature, science, music, live shows, drawing… the Terre Sauvage Festival, a multidisciplinary event in an exceptional setting!

 
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Remarkable trees and forests

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Photo and film festivals

supported by the Foundation in 2020

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The  Iris Foundation  supported four festivals in France during 2020:

     In Toulouse,  from November 25 to November 29, 2020.

     In Montier en Der, from November 19 to 22, 2020, Digital version  

 

  • the 17th "Le Grand Bivouac"  travel festival

     In Albertville  from October 17 to 20, 2020.  Digital version

  • The 4  th Lumexplore festival  Scientific and Environmental Exploration Film Festival  

     In La Ciotat  from September 12 to 15, 2020  

 

 

Photo and film festivals

supported by the Foundation in 2019

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The  Iris Foundation  supported four festivals in France during 2019:

     In Toulouse, from November 20 to November 24, 2019

     In Montier en Der, from 15 to 17  November 2019

  • the 17th "Le Grand Bivouac"  travel festival

     In Albertville  from October 17 to 20, 2019.

  • The 4 rd " Lumexplore" festival  Scientific and Environmental Exploration Film Festival  

     In La Ciotat  from September 12 to 15, 2019

 

 
Safeguarding for​ primary beings
 

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The loss of the vegetation cover, and especially that of primary forests has a direct impact on the rainfall pattern, the capacity of carbon sequestration, the production of oxygen and the number of vital living species. Quite simply on life itself.

 

The aim of the "Sauvegarde des Forêts Primaires" association, is to encourage, promote and organize a range of projects that participate in the conservation of primary forests. 

The Fondation Iris is backing one of these projects in the hope of carrying as widely and urgently as possible the message carried by the venerable French botanist Francis Hallé in his fight for the survival of tropical forests. This support focuses in particular on: 

 

  • The "Sauvegarde des Forêts Primaires" association participating to a botanical mission in Gabon on February 2019.

  • The Association’s participation in the making of the original film production "Poumon Vert et Tapis Rouge" (Green Lungs and Red Carpet) with Francis Hallé. This film, directed by Luc Marescot, carries Hallé’s message in a very original way. The film was presented at the La Rochelle Festival, France in November 2019,  and will be released on January 20, 2020.

  • The free distribution of the above film in Middle schools, High schools, Film schools as well as festivals dedicated to adventure, exploration and  environmental issues.

  • The free release in primary schools of a 5 to 10 minutes’ film "Dessine moi ta Forêt" (Draw your Forest) designed to encourage children to draw the trees in their surroundings and express their vision of the forest.

 

 

Wild Wonders of China photography mission

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Taiwan or Formosan sika deer (Cervus nippon taiouanus). Endemic. Kenting National Park, Taiwan

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Taiwan yuhina, Yuhina brunneiceps, among cherry blossoms. Also known as Formosan yuhina. Endemic. Alishan National Scenic Area, Taiwan

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Taiwan Collared bush robin or Johnstone's robin (Tarsiger johnstoniae). Endemic. Hehuanshan, Taroko National Park, Taiwan

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Insignificant:

the place of man in the universe
 

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In the aftermath of COP21, climate and environmental issues remain a priority subject for the international community.

 

Rather than  to display a pessimistic view of the damage caused by human activity, this short film attempts to awaken the viewer to the wonders of nature. The narrative frame projects its audience into a world in which Man has never been the center, while the 3D images immerse the spectator entirely in this theater of infinite dimensions.  

Animation masterpieces, the 10 3-minute episodes, written and directed by Franck Courchamp and Clément Morin, offer to gently put the human in his place.

 

The Insignificant project is the fruit of the collaboration between the  CNRS  and Paris-Sud University . The  Iris Foundation  is a partner in this project. Find it in full at  ARTE.TV. _

 

 

Series of conferences on border rivers

  

 

The  Iris Foundation  supports a series of conferences  Frank Vogel  about border rivers and access to water in the world. She chooses to encourage this reporter-photographer to offer his conferences in the Grandes Ecoles, places where future decision-makers benefit from lessons in many traditional subjects such as management, economics, IT, politics, etc. and quite a few on ecological subjects.

 

To date, 6 lectures have been given:

  • IESA Paris, November 6, 2018

  • AgroParisTech, November 13, 2018

  • Sciences Po Paris, November 29, 2018

  • ESCP Europe in Berlin, January 8 and 9, 2019 ( video )

  • ESSEC Paris, January 10, 2019 ( video )

 

     

        Alain Compost        

  Mawas biodiversity

  

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        AN APOSTLE OF BIODIVERSITY        

  BY ELECTRIC MOTORCYCLE

 

 

The idea of the project "40 Wild Years in Indonesia", supported by the  Iris Foundation ,  is to return to the places visited during these 40 years by going from village to village to testify to what he had then been able to observe through his films and his photos:

how large populations of majestic creatures have been reduced to a handful of individuals forced to survive in sanctuaries, how lives and traditions have been ruined by the destructive practices of logging natural forests, but also how towns in clay have miraculously transformed into thriving communities through good management of natural resources.

At each stage, welcomed by the local communities in their modest homes and enjoying their legendary hospitality as he has done during all these years of reporting, he will try to make them aware that they are the guardians of the magnificent heritage natural to their country.

In order to reach the widest possible audience, it is also planned to communicate regularly on social networks throughout the duration of the trip. It is also planned to carry out new reports during the trip showing the current state of affairs.

 
 
 
 

 

Photo and film festivals

supported by the Foundation in 2018

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The  Iris Foundation  supported four festivals in France during 2018:

 


A sailboat flagship of the fight

against plastic pollution of seas and oceans
 

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Association  7th Continent Expedition  acquired in 2017 a  sailboat, financed by the  Iris Foundation , which  allows him  to go further in its fight against plastic pollution in the seas and oceans. This sailboat is made available to scientists working on plastics and also makes it possible to increase awareness-raising operations.

The sailboat was presented to the public for the first time on March 27, 2018 on the occasion of Escale à Sète, celebration of maritime traditions.

 

"Plastic has invaded all areas of the planet and, inexorably, it ends up concentrating in the ocean. Even in the most remote islands we have seen traces of the Anthropocene in the form of plastic waste of all kinds. "  

For the  Iris Foundation  whose object is to "save the fragile beauty of the world", find ways to stop this tide, and quickly, has become a major concern. We looked for associations, techniques, men and women who fought against this scourge.

Many, like Sisyphus, collect plastics on the beaches only to find as many in the following months! We must therefore seek solutions at the source of the problem, by raising awareness and educating populations, while trying to understand the plastic cycle and predict changes in what is already in microparticles in the environment.

This holistic approach we found in the association  7th Continent Expedition  and its very dynamic team which knew how to work with researchers and various actors to multiply its action. "

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Natural Wonders of Yunnan

 

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Wild Wonders of China  is an initiative of the foundation  Wild wonders  which sets out to reveal the natural wonders of China to the whole world. Through the emotional power of photography, combined with a communication integrating the fundamental principles of  Taoism  who, from the first centuries AD, created institutions and rules aimed at protecting the environment and ensuring that the natural balance is not upset, this initiative aims to inspire us all to discover the remarkable biodiversity of China, to love and protect it.

 

The  Iris Foundation  supported  financially three photographic missions to the UNESCO World Heritage site of " Protected Areas of the Three Parallel Rivers in Yunnan " between October 2017 and May 2018.

 

This region, with highly variable temperatures and rainfall and with altitudes ranging from 1000 to 6740 meters at Mount Kawagebo, is one of the most biodiverse temperate regions on the planet. It is home to many endemic species of animals, birds and plants. It is the very epicenter of the development of rhododendrons and azaleas. The region is home to charismatic wildlife such as the snow leopard, clouded leopard, Asian brown bear, otter, takin, Reeves' muntjac and many more. The tallest living non-human primate in the world, the Yunnan brown rhinopithecus, lives there along with several other very local primates. It is a real treasure of Himalayan biodiversity.

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 "ORIGINS"
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on the gates of the Luxembourg garden

 

 

The  Iris Foundation  supported the exhibition  ORIGINS , sponsored by UNESCO  and the  Ministry of Ecological and Solidarity Transition , which was hung on the Grids of the Jardin du Luxembourg in the heart of Paris from March 17 to July 15, 2018. A fabulous tribute to the Earth and a journey through time from the original chaos to the appearance of life, told through the photographs of Olivier Grunewald .

 

 

Photo and film festivals

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The  Iris Foundation  supported three festivals in France during 2017:

 

 

Publication of botanical notebooks

by Francis Halle

 

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A journey to discover the extraordinary botanical works of  Francis Hallé , his explorations in the planet's tropical forests, his breaks between two expeditions to the Botanical Gardens of the world or the formidable epic of the Raft of the Cimes.

 

The  Iris Foundation  supports the publication of the three works of  Francis Halle box set  to  Museo Editions  :

 

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Introduction to the protection of marine ecosystems

 

 

During a study mission to Indonesia on plastic pollution, the  Iris Foundation  participated in a remarkable initiative of the team of the  Tiger Blue , who organized an educational cruise for twelve children from the Jodie O'Shea Orphanage  in Bali, on the theme of preserving marine ecosystems in general and raising awareness of the problem of plastic waste in partnership with the NGO  Gili Eco Trust  in Gili Trawangan.

 
The summit of consciousness

 

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As a preamble to the Climate Conference, the  COP21, on  Summit of Consciences  for the Climate met in Paris on July 21, 2015  personalities of all religions and wisdoms from around the world to jointly launch a "Call of Consciences for the Climate".

 

A mobilization of the consciousness of all the inhabitants of the planet can make it possible to succeed in the challenge facing humanity: to limit the warming of the climate by reducing its consumption of fossil fuels!

 

It is no longer just a political, economic or ecological question. It is the future of humanity that is at stake.  Each of us is now called to answer the question:  Why do I care?  Does it matter to me that humanity's adventure on Earth can continue? Am I ready to change my way of life today so that our children's children come into the world in bearable conditions?

 

The  Iris Foundation  is a partner of the "Why do I care" initiative.

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Exhibition "Les Routes du Miel"
on the gates of the Luxembourg garden
 

 

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The exhibition " Les Routes du Miel " , made up of 80 exceptional photos by Éric Tourneret  the "bee photographer" will take place in the heart of Paris, on the gates of the Luxembourg garden, from September 19, 2015 to January 19, 2016 during the climate conference  PARIS 2015 - COP 21.

 

With more than a million visitors, this exhibition represents an extraordinary chance to send a strong signal for the preservation of bees at a time when they are disappearing, victims of an agricultural model which pours tons of pesticides into nature and transforms our landscapes in green desert, toxic for the bees and without providing them the necessary food. Unique in its scope, this exhibition can allow everyone to unite around an event to show our desire to save nature as we know it for future generations.

 

This exhibition is part of the mission of the  Iris Foundation  to help actions in favor of biodiversity

 

 

First photographic mission

Wild Wonders of China

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Wild Wonders of China  is an initiative of the foundation  Wild wonders  which sets out to reveal the natural wonders of China to the whole world.

Through  the  Powerful  emotional  of  the  photography,  combined  at  a  integrated communication  the  principles  fundamentals  from  Taoism  who, from the first centuries AD, created institutions and rules aimed at protecting the environment and ensuring that the natural balance is not upset, this initiative aims to inspire us all to discover the remarkable biodiversity of China, to love and protect it.

 

The  Iris Foundation  financially supported the  first field expedition, in the Tangjiahe nature reserve in Sichuan , from April 18 to May 4, 2015 

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Communication mission

with the ARBRES association

 

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Created in 1994, the ARBRES association .  (Remarkable Trees: Review, Research, Studies and Safeguarding) aims to be a gathering place for all those interested in Remarkable Trees and to disseminate knowledge of all kinds concerning these trees by organizing visits, conferences, discussions, exhibitions, writings.

 

The  Iris Foundation  financially supports the ARBRES association since 2015  in its mission of communication with the public, tree owners and public decision-makers.

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Storage and communication with

Wild Wonders Foundation
 

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The foundation  Wild wonders  is a Swedish foundation that supports initiatives aimed at revealing the beauty and importance of our natural heritage as well as the conservation issues facing this heritage.

 

She strives to use the emotional power of photography, videography and other media for conservation.

 

The  Iris Foundation  financially supports a number of initiatives of  Wild Wonders Foundation  like  Wild Wonders of China .

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