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CEMEX, S.A.B. de C.V. (“CEMEX”) (NYSE: CX) announced the release of “A Gift of Nature. Twenty Years of Conservation & Photography,” the 20th anniversary edition of its celebrated conservation book series. Published in partnership with Earth in Focus Editions, this anniversary issue commemorates and encapsulates an expanded and updated retrospective look back at 20 years of powerful science, images and strategies that have changed the field of conservation publishing. This volume recaptures the powerful impact of its earlier editions and sets the path for new goals to leverage knowledge and present solutions for a sustainable planet.
Supported and illustrated by a visually stunning collection of photographs, “Gift of Nature” sequentially introduces the range of conservation topics covered by the previous 19 books in the series. Through thought provoking testimonials and text, recognized leaders in the field reflect on the pressing environmental issues of the past two decades and measure the policy impact of each set of volumes in the series. This book is an indispensable companion for its predecessors, as well as a call for action to face the major global conservation challenges of our time.
CEMEX is greatly honored to have presented this series in partnership with such highly respected, leading organizations as Conservation International, International Union for Conservation of Nature, BirdLife International, Wildlife Conservation Society, Wild Foundation, Nature Serve, Wetlands International, and Ramsar. They have made an immeasurable contribution to our collective goal of building awareness of the most critical issues affecting the Earth’s natural environment. We express a special thanks to our publishing partners: Agrupacion Sierra Madre (1993-2007), the International League of Conservation Photographers (2008-2011) and Earth in Focus (2012). Together they have consistently played a leading role in producing these remarkable and insightful works.
CEMEX recognizes the need to protect and maintain healthy ecosystems to ensure our society’s continued ability to provide essential services for human well-being and sustainable development. Following the first Global Forum held at Rio de Janeiro in connection with the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development in 1992, CEMEX launched an ambitious and visionary strategy to raise awareness and inspire the protection and conservation of our natural diversity and cultural heritage. The CEMEX Conservation Book series underscores our passionate commitment to that strategy.