HSH Prince Albert II visits the Natural History Museum in London
On 5th August 2017, HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco visited the Natural History Museum in London which houses a vast range of life and earth science collections (approximately 70 million specimens). On this occasion, the Sovereign met Dr Neil Brummitt, the Principal Investigator for the project “Plants Under Pressure”, which is supported by the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation. The project has conducted a global assessment of the threats hanging over biodiversity. The Natural History Museum has also assessed plant species from the International Union for the Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN) Red List in order to create an extensive catalogue of threatened species. “Plants Under Pressure” has also strengthened skills in Sub-Saharan Africa so that plant diversity may be monitored and managed more efficiently.
Departure Ceremony for Yersin: explorations officially launched from Monaco
“Reconcile humankind with the sea”. This is the mission that the Principality of Monaco has set itself by re-establishing the scientific sea explorations that in their time led to the acclaim of Prince Albert I of Monaco.
In this respect, HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco has made ocean protection one of the priority areas for action of his Foundation which he created over eleven years ago.
In order to pursue his commitment to the protection of 70% of the planet’s surface, the Sovereign has decided to implement an ambitious scientific and educational expedition aimed at attracting substantial media coverage. The expedition will consist of a three-year long tour around the globe aboard Yersin, a travelling research platform which left Monaco harbour on 27th July. On this occasion, the Yacth Club hosted a ceremony in the Prince’s presence.
The 44th International German Club of Monaco’s summer charity gala
On 25th July 2017, in the presence of the Sovereign Prince, the International German Club of Monaco held its 44th charity gala event at the Monte Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort for the benefit of the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation,
During the event, Mr Karl H. Vanis, President of the German Club, introduced the new Co-Presidents of the German Club, Mrs Beatrix Baronne von Dellingshausen and Mr Patrick Wetzel.
The Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation and BirdLife committed to the protection of penguins
Created in 2011 by HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco, the goal of the “Summer Dream” evening events is to bring together, for just one night, talented individuals who are sensitive to the environmental causes defended by the Foundation. This year, the Serbian violin virtuoso, Nemanja Radulovic, the winner of the Victoires de la Musique in 2014, enchanted all art and music lovers on 18th July 2017 with his ensemble “Double Sens”. His latest recording devoted to Bach featured on the programme of this exceptional evening organised in the presence of HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco.
The aim of this evening of music with a dinner created by Paolo Sari, a Michelin starred chef, was to support a joint project conducted by the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation and one of its longstanding partners, BirdLife International, for the protection of penguins, of which ten out of eighteen species are critically endangered.
The world leader in bird protection, Birdlife International, set up in 1922, currently has a global network of 122 partners, environmental and non-governmental organisations, established in 120 countries.
Première édition d’une performance artistique éphémère de rue à Monaco
La ville apparaît comme l’œuvre la plus vivante et le support artistique le plus utilisé au monde. Monaco a eu le privilège d’accueillir, pour la première fois, sur l’esplanade du Quai Albert 1er, les plus prestigieux artistes du monde de l’art urbain, les 15 et 16 juillet 2017. Imaginée par Alberto Colman, éditeur du magazine italien Monte Carlo In et directeur de la société d’événementielle WSM Events, cette exposition d’Urban Painting Around the World (UPAW), dont la Fondation Prince Albert II de Monaco, la Mairie de Monaco et la Direction du Tourisme sont partenaires, a permis à neuf artistes de la galerie de Willem Speerstra -Alex Kuznetsov, Blancbec, Etnik, Jazi, John CRASH Matos, Mr Oneteas, Mist, Sozyone et Stohead- de réaliser des oeuvres en direct qui ont ensuite vendues aux enchères par la maison Artcurial, au bénéfice de la Fondation. Sensibles à la thématique choisie, celle de la protection des océans, les artistes se sont livrés à une performance en direct, sur neuf murs éphémères.
The Foundation signs an agreement with the Low Carbon Economy Service Committee of Shanghai
On 14th July 2017, Bernard Fautrier, Vice-President of the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation signed an agreement with Mr Yuhua Zhu, President of the Monaco-China association, and representing the Low Carbon Economy Service Committee of Shanghai. This Chinese association has created influential international conferences, such as the “China CleanPath”, as well as international fora dedicated to the issues it holds close to its heart: energy saving and planet protection.
Fundraising event in aid of the Amur Tiger
The annual fundraising evening, jointly organised by the Stelios Philanthropic Foundation (Sir Stelios is among other things the founder of the airline company EasyJet), WWF and the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, took place on 11th July 2017 for the benefit of a joint project of the Foundation and WWF: the Amur Tiger. 400 people gathered together on this occasion.
The Amur Tiger is a symbol which dominates the food chain of the temperate forest ecosystems in the Amur-Heilong River Basin; a symbol however which is on the brink of extinction. Thanks to the Foundation’s support, the conservation efforts conducted by WWF for the Amur Tiger has borne fruit. These efforts include the extension and designation of protected areas, programmes to reintroduce prey and large-scale awareness campaigns. The aim is to expand these activities and to strengthen their impact.
The Foundation and WWF sign the 4th phase of their ?bluefin? tuna project
In January 2008, on the initiative of its President, HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco, the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation and WWF signed a partnership to save the bluefin tuna from extinction. The aim of the project is to promote responsible consumption, to create a marine sanctuary protecting one of the last breeding areas in the Mediterranean and to implement a scientific campaign which involves the live capture, measurement, tagging (conventional and satellite) and release of bluefin tuna, in order to improve scientific knowledge of the species.
On 11th July 2017, Marco Lambertini, Director General of WWF International and HE Bernard Fautrier, Vice-President of the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation signed a new partnership agreement which represents the fourth phase of the “bluefin tuna” project.
Kick-off workshop for the third Mediterranean Water Forum
On Tuesday 11th July 2017, the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, the Mediterranean Water Institute (IME) and the Secretariat of the Union for the Mediterranean (UPM) organised a regional kick-off workshop in Monaco for the third Mediterranean Water Forum in Alger in December 2017.