Mattias recently delivered two lectures for Swedbank and opened a FineArt exhibit in Marbella, Spain.
New major article on the environmental issues on Borneo in the November issue of National Geographic Magazine. Mattias has followed the change on the island for more than 20 years.
Mattias has a special passion for Borneo, where he has spent 20 years producing magazine articles, books and films. For an upcoming National Geographic story, Klum returned to Borneo to document the rampant destruction... He will also share heartwarming stories of care as volunteers work tirelessly to rescue and rehabilitate orangutans orphaned and stranded in the wake of logging. Don't miss this powerful and disturbing vision of what might be the Borneo rain forest's last stand. Monday, November 17, 2008 at 7:30 p.m in Washington D.C. Tuesday, November 18, 2008 at 7:30 p.m in Chicago.
Mattias took the stage on August 22, 2008, at the venerable Chautauqua Institution in upstate New York, where legends such as Martin Luther King Jr., John F. Kennedy, Al Gore, Jane Goodall, and E.O. Wilson have also lectured. More than 4,500 people were in attendance for the final lecture of the 2008 season, as Klum echoed the theme of the week, "Darwin & Linnaeus: Their impact on our view of the natural world" with his signature presentation "In the Footsteps of Darwin and Linnaeus," chronicling his recent work producing a documentary film celebrating the 300th anniversary of the birth of Swedish Botanist, Linnaeus, and tracing the expedition route Darwin took in the Beagle, as he explored the world and formulated his Theory of Evolution. With thoughtful words, powerful images and a strong call to action Klum compelled the crowd to honor our natural history legacy and to step forward and participate in the stewardship of our planet for generations to come. - National Geographic Society
Mattias and his photo assistant Lars-Magnus Ejdeholm recently got back from Galapagos. During this assignment they chartered the vessel Queen Mabel to be able to explore some of the amazing diversity, both on some of the islands as well as under water.
Mattias is going to be one of Swedish Public Radio's "Summer Talkers" this summer. Prestigious Swedish radio program broadcasted every day during June-August. Every year 57 summer hosts are chosen and they each have an hour and a half of broadcasting time at their disposal to talk and play music. Mattias did this once before, eleven years ago, in 1997. Now it is time again! Listen to Radio of Sweden, P1, July 17th at 1PM. Please note that this radio show is only held in Swedish. Read more (in Swedish).
Mattias Klum has been awarded 2008 years Torgny Segerstedt grant. The grant is given out every year to a person who has done meaningful and lasting contributions to music, literature, art or theatre. Previously recipients of the grant are Elsie Johansson, Sven Delblanc and Carina Burman among others.
The University of Uppsala recently honoured Mattias Klum with an engagement as Guest Lecturer. Part-time Mattias shall use his photographic and filmic experience to provide a visualization of relevant issues concerning biodiversity and sustainable development. Please read more at Uppsala University (in swedish).
The organization FSC Sweden launches a grand information campaign to create awareness about paper and wooden furniture production. Mattias Klum figures in the campaign to show his support. The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) promote environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial, and economically viable management of the world's forests. I am proud to be able to contribute to the important matters of FSC. When consumers and companies choose products that are FSC-certified they help contribute to sustainable growth. FSC also cares about preserving unique biodiversity and take an active interest in helping people in getting paid for their work in the forests says Mattias Klum. Read more about FSC and the campaign on FSC Sweden.
Mattias Klum starts fundraising body, Terra Magna Foundation. The foundation has as its aim to create possibilities for people who are considered to have an exceptional talent to tell stories within the fields of photography, writing, teaching, popular science, film, dance, theatre and music. Please visit TerraMagna Foundation.