POY RJI | Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute

Category: Science & Natural History — Singles

First Place

Alain Schroeder / Freelance
“Saving Orangutans”

Second Place

Maciej Dakowicz / Freelance
“Pollution of Yangon River in Yangon, Myanmar”

Third Place

Carl de Souza / Agence France-Presse
“Amazon Burning”

Award of Excellence

Nacho Doce / Reuters
“Brazil Environment/Mangrove Forest”

Award of Excellence

Lotta Härdelin / Dagens Nyheter
“Civil disobedience for the sake of the climate”

Award of Excellence

Sirachai Arunrugstichai / Freelance
“Marium the Mermaid”

Award of Excellence

Aitor Garmendia / Freelance
“Spanish pig industry”

Award of Excellence

Kate Brooks / Freelance
“People of the Forest”

Award of Excellence: Aitor Garmendia / Freelance

Award of Excellence

“Spanish pig industry”

Spain is Europe's main pig producer, third worldwide, and everything points to a steep growth in the coming years. In addition to the ecological impact that farms cause in aquifers and rivers, and their direct relationship with the climate crisis, there is an increasing social concern for the abuses suffered by animals. European welfare regulation allows, during the first four weeks of pregnancy, the placement of sows in individual cages where they remain immobilised. The cages are arranged as cells in areas where hundreds of sows can be housed next to each other. The image has been obtained during a clandestine investigation together with a team of anonymous investigators. / December, 2019. Aragon.