From Pole to Pole. A journey to awe-inspiring places in nature with National Geographic

A Journey from the Arctic to Antarctica

An exhibition that offers us a vision of some of the most amazing natural landscapes on Earth.

 

A show that reveals the beauty and frailty of our planet, endangered by human activity.

 

Produced in partnership with National Geographic.

  • WHERE AND WHEN

    Ciudad Real

    Jardines del Prado
    From 17 November to 10 December, 2020
    Exhibition in collaboration with National Geographic

    OPENING HOURS

    Art in the street exhibition.

    Guided tours for the general public
    Saturdays at 6 pm and Sundays at 12 noon.

    Visits for schools and other groups
    Monday to Friday, at 9:30 am-1:30 pm and 4-6 pm.
    Please call +34 900 80 11 37 to book in advance.

    Open activity

     

    NEXT EXHIBITIONS:

    • Plaza Santa Bárbara
      Vitoria-Gasteiz
      From 18 December 2020 to 12 January 2021
      Exhibition in collaboration with National Geographic

  • DESCRIPTION

    This journey from the Arctic to Antarctica takes a look at some of the most stunning natural landscapes on Earth, many of which are considered “hotspots”: ecoregions that are significant reservoirs of biodiversity, with a large number of endemic species (species only found there), and are seriously threatened by human activity.

    More than half of the world’s plant species and over one third of the mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians inhabit just 2.3 % of the Earth’s surface, and the majority live in tropical habitats that are swiftly being destroyed. The alarming loss of biological diversity is accelerating at an unprecedented rate.

    According to Conservation International, there are currently 38 hotspots around the world. Although these areas once covered approximately 16 % of the Earth’s surface, today 86 % of their habitat has been destroyed.

  • GOAL

    To show the beauty and diversity of the planet’s natural settings, as well as the threats they face.

    To create a space for reflecting on the effects of the high rate of species extinctions and the destruction of our planet as a result of human activity.

  • WHAT WE OFFER

    Fifty-two spectacular large-format images from the National Geographic archive, including the work of prestigious nature photographers such as Frans Lanting, Paul Nicklen, Michael Nichols and Tim Laman.

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