The Guardian: ‘A distressing reality’: our beautiful planet under threat – in pictures

Ancient Forest Alliance photographer TJ Watt's award-winning image of a giant old-growth cedar on Flores Island in Clayoquot Sound was also featured in The Guardian alongside the other winning images from the Earth Photo 2024 contest.

A giant redcedar tree on Flores Island. Ahousaht Hereditary Representative Tyson Atleo stands at its base.

Photo of Giant Old-Growth Cedar Wins Prestigious International Award

Ancient Forest Alliance Photographer TJ Watt awarded Royal Geographical Society Earth Photo 2024 prize for Image of the Enormous Tree in Clayoquot Sound, Canada, featured on CNN and in The Guardian. The award coincides with the largest old-growth protected areas victory in decades announced earlier this week in Clayoquot Sound.

Clayoquot – Biggest Old-Growth Protected Areas Victory in Decades

Conservationists are applauding the leadership of the Ahousaht, Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation and BC NDP government for yesterday declaring the protection of 76,000 hectares of land in new conservancies in Clayoquot Sound near Tofino.