Winning image captures early mangrove saplings coming to life, taken on an eco-tour with the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) along the Makran Coastal Highway in Pakistan
Rizwan Quraishi, MBA’16, was named first-place winner, North America, in Morgan Stanley’s annual Campus Photo Competition. Throughout the months of January and February 2016 students across the three participating regions (EMEA, Asia-Pacific, and North America) were encouraged to express their creativity by submitting photos illustrating “how you think capital can create positive change in the world.”
A total of 15 photos – five per region – were shortlisted by Morgan Stanley’s panel of judges and progressed to the final round. University students from the three participating regions were then encouraged to vote throughout the months of March and April.
Quraishi’s photo of early mangrove saplings coming to life was taken while he was on an eco-tour with the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) along the Makran Coastal Highway in Pakistan.
“These saplings are part of a large plantation put in place by a local landowner, who also works as an eco-guide with the WWF, with funding from various NGOs,” he writes. “When these saplings come to fruition and become a mangrove forest, they will create a natural habitat for fish, as well as a natural barrier from flooding. This will, in turn, create livelihood opportunities for local fishermen and protect their villages from floods and storms.”