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Marion Payr

The story of the Arabian Oryx is both a sad and virtuous tale about wildlife conservation. The Arabian Oryx was extinct in the wild by the early 1970s and could only be saved by zoos and private reserves. In the 1980s it was reintroduced back in the wild and reverted back to “vulnerable” status on the IUCN Red List in 2011. Today there are estimates that over 1,000 Arabian Oryx roam the wild again (while there’s still more of them in captivity). This tale should serve as a warning for how we humans treat other species who are on the brink of extinction, but also as inspiration, that we still have a way to reverse and take a different path to protect and preserve those unique species of our planet.

BIO: Marion Payr (@ladyvenom) is a travel photographer based in Vienna, Austria. She is better known, however, as @ladyvenom on Instagram, where she provides insights into her travels from Zambia to Jordan and Cape Verde, the Faroe Islands, India and many more. At the centre of her work stands a dedication to the natural world and the power of imagery to conserve these wild and free places for future generations. Marion dedicates much of her career to female empowerment, believing an equal representation of voices & images supports a vision of a united world in the spirit of togetherness. In 2020 she initiated the “Prints For Wildlife” fundraiser which raised over 660,000 dollars within just a month through the outstanding contributions of over 100 wildlife photographers - both industry leaders and young emerging & local talents. Through “Prints for Wildlife” she has learned yet again how powerful photography can be to evoke emotions and ignite actions - what a wonderful way to help shape the world of today and tomorrow.

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The story of the Arabian Oryx is both a sad and virtuous tale about wildlife conservation. The Arabian Oryx was extinct in the wild by the early 1970s and could only be saved by zoos and private reserves. In the 1980s it was reintroduced back in the wild and reverted back to “vulnerable” status on the IUCN Red List in 2011. Today there are estimates that over 1,000 Arabian Oryx roam the wild again (while there’s still more of them in captivity). This tale should serve as a warning for how we humans treat other species who are on the brink of extinction, but also as inspiration, that we still have a way to reverse and take a different path to protect and preserve those unique species of our planet.<br />
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BIO: Marion Payr (@ladyvenom) is a travel photographer based in Vienna, Austria. She is better known, however, as @ladyvenom on Instagram, where she provides insights into her travels from Zambia to Jordan and Cape Verde, the Faroe Islands, India and many more. At the centre of her work stands a dedication to the natural world and the power of imagery to conserve these wild and free places for future generations. Marion dedicates much of her career to female empowerment, believing an equal representation of voices & images supports a vision of a united world in the spirit of togetherness. In 2020 she initiated the “Prints For Wildlife” fundraiser which raised over 660,000 dollars within just a month through the outstanding contributions of over 100 wildlife photographers - both industry leaders and young emerging & local talents. Through “Prints for Wildlife” she has learned yet again how powerful photography can be to evoke emotions and ignite actions - what a wonderful way to help shape the world of today and tomorrow.<br />
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WEBSITE: thetravelblog.at<br />
INSTAGRAM: @ladyvenom