Oberkochen,Germany / White Plains, NY/United States | 1 October 2020 | ZEISS Consumer Products
With the Global Birding Weekend, the international organization "Global Birding" calls on people all over the world to explore native birds in their environment on 17 and 18 October 2020 and to share their observations on the platform eBird. ZEISS Employees and Brand Ambassadors will be participating in this global event to raise awareness for the work of bird conservation organizations to an even wider audience and to contribute to their funding.
Together with the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, a long-term cooperation partner, ZEISS offers selected awards for participation over the Global Birding Weekend. Every participant submitting five eligible checklists on eBird on October, 17th has the chance to win one of two ZEISS Victory SF 32 binoculars, the high-performance binoculars especially for ambitious birders.
The event is multi-faceted and has the objectives of building a global community who is passionate about nature and record as many bird species as possible and log them into eBird virtually. Share your observations via sketch, phone or camera with the global audience. Every species counts – from the most common to the rarest, each bird is as important.
Ornithologists, birdwatchers and nature enthusiasts from all over the world are participating for the ZEISS Team, such as Ambassadors from the US including Melissa Penta, Jon Cormorant, Catherine Hamilton and Luke Tiller. The ZEISS Nordics team will be strongly present including Christian Cederroth and the Falsterbo Observatory Team around Stephen Menzie from Sweden as well as the ZEISS Arctic Redpolls William Velmala und Roni Väisänen. ZEISS ambassador Toby Carter is representing the UK team. The Southern Team Reservoir Birds from Spain committed themselves to take part in this initiative as well as Noam Weiss and the team from the International Birding and Research Center in Eilat, Israel. ZEISS employees Rich Moncrief (USA) and Petra Kregelius-Schmidt (Germany) will be participating, too.
All donations made during this weekend will be made available to BirdLife International's bird conservation projects to stop the illegal bird trade in Asia.
To consider a donation, please find more information at: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/zeiss
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ZEISS is an internationally leading technology enterprise operating in the fields of optics and optoelectronics. In the previous fiscal year, the ZEISS Group generated annual revenue totaling more than 6.4 billion euros in its four segments Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology, Industrial Quality & Research, Medical Technology and Consumer Markets (status: 30 September 2019).
For its customers, ZEISS develops, produces and distributes highly innovative solutions for industrial metrology and quality assurance, microscopy solutions for the life sciences and materials research, and medical technology solutions for diagnostics and treatment in ophthalmology and microsurgery. The name ZEISS is also synonymous with the world's leading lithography optics, which are used by the chip industry to manufacture semiconductor components. There is global demand for trendsetting ZEISS brand products such as eyeglass lenses, camera lenses and binoculars.
With a portfolio aligned with future growth areas like digitalization, healthcare and Smart Production and a strong brand, ZEISS is shaping the future of technology and constantly advancing the world of optics and related fields with its solutions. The company's significant, sustainable investments in research and development lay the foundation for the success and continued expansion of ZEISS' technology and market leadership.
With over 31,000 employees, ZEISS is active globally in almost 50 countries with around 60 sales and service companies, 30 production sites and 25 development sites. Founded in 1846 in Jena, the company is headquartered in Oberkochen, Germany. The Carl Zeiss Foundation, one of the largest foundations in Germany committed to the promotion of science, is the sole owner of the holding company, Carl Zeiss AG.
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ZEISS Consumer Products combines the company's business with camera and cine lenses, binoculars, spotting scopes and hunting optics. The unit is allocated to the Consumer Markets segment and is based in Oberkochen and represented across the globe.