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Helping humans and elephants to coexist in southern Tanzania

Helping humans and elephants to coexist in southern Tanzania

Monaco
Increase knowledge of biodiversity Conservation of endangered species
Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss

The elephants of Tanzania are under terrible threat from the illegal wildlife trade. Between 2009 and 2015, the elephant population fell from 109,000 to 50,000. The main cause of this dramatic decline is poaching, motivated by the demand for ivory in consumer countries and exacerbated by local…

Multiannual monitoring of 3D printed artificial reefs in the Marine Protected Area of the Larvotto

Multiannual monitoring of 3D printed artificial reefs in the Marine Protected Area of the Larvotto

Monaco
Developpment of marine protected areas
Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

The multiannual monitoring of the submerged 3D reefs will enable the following questions to be answered: are the differences initially observed in the colonisation of 2 substrates (dolomite and concrete) maintained over time? Do the 3D reefs allow an abundance of fauna to colonise them? In order to…

ACCOBAMS Survey Initiative

ACCOBAMS Survey Initiative

Monaco
Conservation of endangered species
Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

The ACCOBAMS Survey Initiative (ASI) is a pilot initiative aimed at establishing an integrated and coordinated monitoring system of cetacean populations, at the macroregional level of the Mediterranean/Black Sea, in coordination with the countries bordering the two seas and with their…

The Cambridge Conservation Initiative Collaborative Fund For Conservation

The Cambridge Conservation Initiative Collaborative Fund For Conservation

Monaco
Increase knowledge of biodiversity
Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss

The CCI Collaborative Fund for Conservation catalyses and supports innovative and collaborative projects undertaken by CCI partners to conserve biodiversity. Projects address high priority conservation issues and are designed to integrate research, education, policy and practice. Since 2009, 43…

Sustainable Seas in Mozambique

Sustainable Seas in Mozambique

Monaco
Developpment of marine protected areas
Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

Inhambane Province in Mozambique is one of the few places in the world where whale sharks and manta rays can be found all year round. These endangered giants of the oceans gather in this biodiversity ‘hotspot’, attracting international visitors every year. However, the drastic decline…

Water to restore rangeland, improve animal health and enhance livelihoods

Water to restore rangeland, improve animal health and enhance livelihoods

Monaco
Integrated and sustainable management of water resources
Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all

Africa's rangelands cover 43% of the continent and support an estimated 40 million pastoralists. Unfortunately, 90% of these rangelands are degraded, with destroyed water catchment functions, resulting in people becoming trapped in poverty and increasingly turning to already pressurised…

Tracking the movements and status of marine top predators in the Mediterranean Sea and Black Sea

Tracking the movements and status of marine top predators in the Mediterranean Sea and Black Sea

Monaco
Increase knowledge of biodiversity
Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

The main purpose of this project is to advance ecological knowledge, still insignificant, on two groups of large predators – elasmobranchs (sharks, ray) and marine birds – in order to document conservation strategies for these frequently threatened species more effectively. Close to…

Conserving puma-camelid-scavenger interactions and their ecosystem effects in the Patagonia and high Andean Steppe

Conserving puma-camelid-scavenger interactions and their ecosystem effects in the Patagonia and high Andean Steppe

Monaco
Increase knowledge of biodiversity Conservation of endangered species
Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss

Interactions between large predators and mammals are essential due to their ecological impact, which helps to regulate ecosystems and the value they hold for the local economy and cultural heritage. Recent environmental research has shown that when large carnivores limit their predatory activity…

Ensuring more sustainable timber in the yachting industry

Ensuring more sustainable timber in the yachting industry

Monaco
Combating deforestation
Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss

The aim of the project is to ensure that the yachting industry supports the growth of sustainable forest management in the least developed countries of the world. Today, the industry often uses timber species which are at best over-exploited and at worst endangered. With this project, we wish to…

Territory of excellence and 100% autonomous in sustainable energy by 2022

Territory of excellence and 100% autonomous in sustainable energy by 2022

Monaco
Development of energy efficiency and renewable energies
Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all

The village of Prats-de-Mollo-La-Preste aims to become autonomous in terms of energy thanks to renewable energies. To this end, the project leaders are building several agricultural sheds covered with photovoltaic panels, rehabilitating several hydroelectric dams and building a methanation unit for…

Chimpanzees and humans: biodiversity, tropical forests and sustainable agriculture

Chimpanzees and humans: biodiversity, tropical forests and sustainable agriculture

Monaco
Conservation of endangered species
Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss

This project, the second phase of support from the Foundation which began in 2015, aims to preserve Uganda's tropical rainforest through a chimpanzee protection program. It involves coordinating the actions of local actors working for the conservation of chimpanzees, improving human-wildlife…

Mitigating agricultural pollution of fresh water and combating climate change by restoring soil health through conservation and organic agricultural practices

Mitigating agricultural pollution of fresh water and combating climate change by restoring soil health through conservation and organic agricultural practices

Monaco
Integrated and sustainable management of water resources
End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture

From a socio-economic perspective, the biggest scientific challenge on a global scale is to provide sufficient clean fresh water for humans and wildlife while being able to feed a population of approximately 8 billion, which is increasing at a rate of 80 million people per year. This project…

Getting Forests out of the Box

Getting Forests out of the Box

Monaco
Combating deforestation
Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development

In a welcome response to campaigns by environmentalists, businesses and governments are starting to phase out single-use plastic. This is a positive reaction to a global problem. Unfortunately, this move away from plastic is leading to an upturn in the consumption of wood-based packaging. Annual…

Young Ocean Leaders Program

Young Ocean Leaders Program

Monaco
Increase knowledge of biodiversity
Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

Our ocean offers many services to humanity. It provides a livelihood and food security to millions of people, regulates our climate and offers economic opportunities related to leisure activities and the development of tourism. However, extractive industries, pollution and overfishing have had…

Ocean Acidification and Hypoxia Impacts on High Latitude Marine Coastal Ecosystems : The Case of the Beagle Channel

Ocean Acidification and Hypoxia Impacts on High Latitude Marine Coastal Ecosystems : The Case of the Beagle Channel

Monaco
Oceans acidification
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

It is now widely recognized both by the scientific community, and increasingly by the public in general, that ocean acidification represents a threat to marine ecosystems. The main known source of acidification is the increased input of anthropogenic CO2 from the atmosphere. When CO2 enters the…

Developing integrated river pollution management framework

Developing integrated river pollution management framework

Monaco
Integrated and sustainable management of water resources
Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all

Water Pollution is one of the major environmental challenges of developing countries like India. Pollution in rivers is largely due to untreated wastewater that flows to the river from urban settlements and industrial establishments and drawl of water (largely for irrigation). The issue of growing…

Conservation of monk seal and its habitats along Mugla and Antalya Pronvicial coasts in Turkey through concrete actions

Conservation of monk seal and its habitats along Mugla and Antalya Pronvicial coasts in Turkey through concrete actions

Monaco
Conservation of endangered species
Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

The Project aims to enhance and further strengthen an already ongoing nation wide coastal network called "Mediterranean Seal Information & Rescue Network" AFBIKA, and to have timely and key seal sighting data and also illegal cave penetrations. It is an effective participatory program…

De-equipping of unauthorised climbing routes to ensure the reproduction of the Egyptian vulture in the Luberon

De-equipping of unauthorised climbing routes to ensure the reproduction of the Egyptian vulture in the Luberon

Monaco
Conservation of endangered species
Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss

In order to improve the tranquillity of two Egyptian vultures installed in 2019 in the cliffs of the Petit Luberon state forest, a section of the climbing routes closest to the nesting area was de-equipped in 2020. However, in the neighbouring cliffs, other climbing routes have been equipped…

Conservation of the Mediterranean monk seal at the wider area of the National Marine Park of Alonissos Northern Sporades (NMPANS)

Conservation of the Mediterranean monk seal at the wider area of the National Marine Park of Alonissos Northern Sporades (NMPANS)

Monaco
Conservation of endangered species
Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

The project will take place in NMPANS and the neighboring areas of Skopelos, Skiathos, S.E Pelion and N. Evia, and Lichadonisisa islets; these areas host important Mediterranean monk seal populations (see project's map). The project will include: A public awareness campaign highlighting the…

Mediterranean Monk Seal Conservation Program at Cap Blanc

Mediterranean Monk Seal Conservation Program at Cap Blanc

Monaco
Conservation of endangered species
Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss

The main objective of the Monk Seal Conservation Program developed at Cabo Blanco peninsula is to improve the conservation status of this endangered species in the region and globally.

Restoring bushfire affected wildlife habitat on Kangaroo Island

Restoring bushfire affected wildlife habitat on Kangaroo Island

Monaco
Combating deforestation
Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss

The project will help landholders replant and restore 20 hectares of their native vegetation that was burnt during the 2019-20 Kangaroo Island bushfires. This native vegetation has a very important role helping the ecosystem to recover, creating habitat for important wildlife species, building…

Stoechas Project: improving knowledge of the biodiversity of the Port-Cros National Park to optimise its management

Stoechas Project: improving knowledge of the biodiversity of the Port-Cros National Park to optimise its management

Monaco
Increase knowledge of biodiversity
Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss

The main objective of the project will be to acquire knowledge on the biodiversity of this new territory (enlarged in 2012). According to the initial planning, and after updating the list of recently completed inventories, as many as possible of the inventories planned for the period 2021-2025 will…

Champions of Sustainable Food and Biodiversity

Champions of Sustainable Food and Biodiversity

Monaco
Increase knowledge of biodiversity
Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss

A social and educational innovation project on sustainable food for young people and their families. The project creates a link between students in Auvergne (high school, middle school and high school students) and young people in other countries on sustainable food issues in order to improve food…

Sea'ties

Sea'ties

Monaco
Study on climate change and its effects
Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

The Ocean and Climate Platform, with its network of international experts and scientists, and its 85 member organisations, has designed this project to offer managers, decision-makers in these cities and stakeholders a broad overview and analysis of the various possible responses/solutions. The…

WOLFALPS EU - Coordinated actions at Alpine level to implement coexistence actions between the wolf and human activities

WOLFALPS EU - Coordinated actions at Alpine level to implement coexistence actions between the wolf and human activities

Monaco
Conservation of endangered species
Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss

The aim is to improve coexistence at the level of the Alpine wolf population by implementing coordinated actions throughout the Alpine ecosystem, where the wolf has been present for 20 years (Western Alps) and where the recolonisation process has just started (Central Eastern Alps) on the basis of…

Welcoming Tigers back home - Phase 3

Welcoming Tigers back home - Phase 3

Monaco
Conservation of endangered species
Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss

In 1950, more than 200 wild tigers lived in Northeast China, by 2012 they were only 20. The tiger population was decimated by habitat loss and degradation, poaching, and prey depletion driven by long-term and large-scale logging. Due to concerted efforts from the Government of China and partners…

Supporting research and strengthening knowledge of the Port-Cros National Park and Pelagos Sanctuary territory - Research phase

Supporting research and strengthening knowledge of the Port-Cros National Park and Pelagos Sanctuary territory - Research phase

Monaco
Increase knowledge of biodiversity
Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss

The Port-Cros National Park (PCPN) has been faced for several years with the challenge of extending its knowledge and heritage management activities to a new territory with a much larger surface area than the old one. Since 2016, the PCPN has been deploying its knowledge efforts in the heart of the…

Integrated water resources management in the Siroua Massif

Integrated water resources management in the Siroua Massif

Monaco
Integrated and sustainable management of water resources
Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all

The project is taking place in the Siroua Massif, located in the Souss Massa and Drâa Tafilalet Regions of Central Southern Morocco. It is an area vulnerable to the effects of climate change (droughts, floods), which has led to a decrease in available water resources. At the local level, this…

Strengthening Water Management Sustainability in West Bank, Palestine

Strengthening Water Management Sustainability in West Bank, Palestine

Monaco
Integrated and sustainable management of water resources
Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all

With 62.3% of households in the Salfit Governorate with orchard, only 0.3% of agricultural land is irrigated, which alongside a very low productivity and the limited income generated leads to the abandonment of agriculture. In terms of water, the Region receives the least amount from its basin…

Local community involvement in coral reefs reforestation in the Barù Peninsula, Colombian Caribbean National Park.

Local community involvement in coral reefs reforestation in the Barù Peninsula, Colombian Caribbean National Park.

Monaco
Conservation of endangered species
Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

Coral reefs are among the most biologically diverse and economically valuable ecosystems on the planet, yet the world has lost half of its coral reefs in the past 30 years. Coral reefs are known to need stable conditions for them to survive. In the Barú Peninsula, this marine ecosystem has…

Addressing the Shark Crisis : Reducing Demand for Shark Fin in Asian Market

Addressing the Shark Crisis : Reducing Demand for Shark Fin in Asian Market

Monaco
Conservation of endangered species
Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

In response to the continuing shark crisis, WWF will expand its successful regional shark fin programme to two new priority markets: mainland China and Thailand, and utilise the findings of a cutting-edge study to create behavioural change amongst shark fin consumers in Asia. This study, led by…

Hammerhead shark (Sphyrna Iewini) nursery areas in the Colombian Pacific coast

Hammerhead shark (Sphyrna Iewini) nursery areas in the Colombian Pacific coast

Monaco
Developpment of marine protected areas
Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

Hammerhead sharks (Sphyrna lewini) are considered a top priority species for the establishment of conservation strategies. Sadly, in 2019 the IUCN was obliged to upgrade its conservation status as being “critically endangered” due to the continuous decline in global populations. To…

Securing a Sustainable Future for the Guinean Forests

Securing a Sustainable Future for the Guinean Forests

Monaco
Combating deforestation
Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss

One of 8 African biodiversity hotspots, the Guinean Forests of West Africa (over 600000km2) support globally-significant biodiversity with high species endemism, but face threats from agriculture and commodity expansion, unsustainable logging and hunting, and mineral extraction, leading to…

Mission Recycling Concordia Station

Mission Recycling Concordia Station

Monaco
Integrated and sustainable management of water resources
Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all

The aim of the project is to send a young student from Monaco to the Concordia Antarctic Research Station from mid-November 2020 to the end of January 2021. This period is framed from September 2020 to July 2021 by preliminary training phases. Its mission is to work on the black water treatment…

Survey of the Antarctic ice sheet grounding line

Survey of the Antarctic ice sheet grounding line

Monaco
Study on climate change and its effects
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

A large part of the Antarctic coastline is made up of a grounding line. This zone is the boundary at which land ice detaches from the continent and falls into the ocean, becoming a platform of floating ice. This phenomenon directly contributes to rising sea levels. The retreat further inland of the…

The Golden Children – establishing a koala insurance population for Australia

The Golden Children – establishing a koala insurance population for Australia

Monaco
Conservation of endangered species
Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss

Under direction from the Minister for Environment and Water, International Koala Centre of Excellence (IKCE) will manage and develop the so-called Captive Managed Disease Free (CMDF). A collaboration with Cleland Wildlife Park (CPW) and Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary (HBWS) will also seek to…

Improve the security of Access to water and the environment management for Turkana District

Improve the security of Access to water and the environment management for Turkana District

Monaco
Integrated and sustainable management of water resources
Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all

Kenya's water resources (rivers, lakes, groundwater) are unevenly distributed geographically and vary seasonally. Rainfall, the main source of renewable water, changes considerably depending on location and time. With almost 80% of the country classified as arid or semi-arid, Kenya is…

Achieving Forests For All Forever in Gabon

Achieving Forests For All Forever in Gabon

Monaco
Combating deforestation
Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss

The government in Gabon recently solidified a decision to require FSC certification in all ~15 million hectares of forests managed by concessions by end 2022. Currently 2 million hectares are FSC certified. This decision by Gabon’s President is a milestone for responsible forest management in…

Ice Memory : Heritage library of ice core samples

Ice Memory : Heritage library of ice core samples

Monaco
Study on climate change and its effects
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

Mountain glaciers capture memories of our climate and our environment, providing valuable information to help us better anticipate future environmental changes. However, climate warming is causing these glaciers to beat an unrelenting retreat. Conducted by an international team of glaciologists who…

Académie de la Mer : For a sustainable development of the Shark Fin Bay Coral Triangle

Académie de la Mer : For a sustainable development of the Shark Fin Bay Coral Triangle

Monaco
Developpment of marine protected areas
Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

The project is located on the island of Palawan in the Philippines, the 3rd largest reef nation after Indonesia and Australia. Located within the Coral Triangle, in the richest reef area in the world, with over 80% of the world's coral species, the Philippine region is also the most endangered…

Reforestation around and inside the village of Antolojanahary of Father Pedro

Reforestation around and inside the village of Antolojanahary of Father Pedro

Monaco
Combating deforestation
Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss

Collaborating with Akamasoa, the Association of Father Pedro, Graine de Vie creates a nursery in Antolojanahary (the first village built by Father Pedro). The objective is to support the reforestation efforts of the Akamasoa association by producing about 30,000 trees per year. This nursery…

Reforestation around and inside National Park Masoala

Reforestation around and inside National Park Masoala

Monaco
Combating deforestation
Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss

Located in North East Madagascar, the Masoala National Park, created in 1997, is the largest forest reserve in the country. It stretches over an area of 240,000 hectares and is inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List due to its exceptional biodiversity (Masoala Forest alone is thought to…

Office for Climate Change

Office for Climate Change

Monaco
Study on climate change and its effects
Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

To give a response to the climate emergency, a considerable effort is required to ensure that the younger generations are equipped with the tools of understanding and action that will enable them to be prepared to live in a changing world. Numerous scientific institutions and NGOs decided to set up…

Pastoral Surveillance System in the Sahel - Phase 2

Pastoral Surveillance System in the Sahel - Phase 2

Monaco
Study on climate change and its effects Integrated and sustainable management of water resources
Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

The aim is to help all stakeholders better anticipate and respond to climate shocks. The surveillance system draws on two sources of information: First, two European satellites equipped with sensors capable of taking daily images at a resolution of 1 km. These images identify the presence of…

Implementation of a biogeographic conservation strategy for flora in continental Mediterranean France

Implementation of a biogeographic conservation strategy for flora in continental Mediterranean France

Monaco
Increase knowledge of biodiversity
Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss

The French Mediterranean is one of the regions of highest biodiversity in France and in the Mediterranean basin. It is home to one of the regional hotspots for Mediterranean biodiversity, as well as several refuge areas. The exceptional biological diversity of the ecosystems of the Mediterranean…

Preventing the Extinction of Penguins

Preventing the Extinction of Penguins

Monaco
Conservation of endangered species
Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss

The Foundation worked with Bird Life on a project for the prevention of penguin’s extinctions, occurring over a period of 18 months and within several key regions of the Southern Hemisphere from South Africa to Antarctica via the Falklands and New Zealand. The project focused on three main…

Lighting the Clean Revolution

Lighting the Clean Revolution

Monaco
Development of energy efficiency and renewable energies
Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all

The proposed project aims to speed up the global switch over to LED lighting by: a) Supporting those who have the power and influence to purchase LEDs at scale, e.g City Managers, to overcome the key challenges and barriers which are preventing them from making the switch over; b) Increasing…

Cyanobacterial blooms in Lake Taihu - Construction and demonstration of a field observation station

Cyanobacterial blooms in Lake Taihu - Construction and demonstration of a field observation station

Monaco
Integrated and sustainable management of water resources
Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

Construction of an observation station for cyanobacterial bloom on the Lake Taihu site, which purpose to build an effective communication platform among the civilians, scientists and government regulators. The main sections of this project are the following ones: organize an expedition to analyse…

Collaborative transboundary conservation of vulnerable species and habitats in the Sino-Vietnamese border region under climate change

Collaborative transboundary conservation of vulnerable species and habitats in the Sino-Vietnamese border region under climate change

Monaco
Conservation of endangered species
Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss

The Center for Biodiversity and Conservation (CBC) at the American Museum of Natural History proposes an initiative that will protect key endangered species in the Mekong region as habitats and threats shift due to a changing climate. Building on longstanding relationships with local researchers,…

The Cambridge Conservation Initiative Collaborative Fund for Conservation

The Cambridge Conservation Initiative Collaborative Fund for Conservation

Monaco
Increase knowledge of biodiversity
Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss

©Matthew-Smith The CCI Collaborative Fund for Conservation catalyses and supports innovative and collaborative projects undertaken by CCI partners to conserve biodiversity. Projects address high priority conservation issues and are designed to integrate research, education, policy and…

Sustainable and innovative waste management on the Mediterranean islands

Sustainable and innovative waste management on the Mediterranean islands

Monaco
Developpment of marine protected areas
Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

©P. Mondielli The project consists in offering support for the activities of the Small Isalnd Organisation with regard to its technical support programme for effective waste management. The association provides technical support and champion concrete efforts among local players in 5 small…

Securing Gyaros MPA sustainibility through pioneer remote surveillance system

Securing Gyaros MPA sustainibility through pioneer remote surveillance system

Monaco
Conservation of endangered species

©MOm/ P.Dendrinos The purpose of the project is to secure the conservation of the unique Mediterranean Monk seal’s (Monachus monachus) habitat on Gyaros island in Greece, including the Monk seal’s breeding sites, the extensive posidonia beds and the coralligenous formations through…

Methodology of genetic selection to respond to the bees mortality

Methodology of genetic selection to respond to the bees mortality

Monaco
Conservation of endangered species
Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss

©Matt-Quinn Development of applied research and selection work regarding productivity, sweetness and resistance to the Varroa: Several breeding strategies is applied in order to maximise the chances of achieving successful results. The laboratory’s scientific equipment is reinforced in…

Mia and the white lion

Mia and the white lion

Monaco
Conservation of endangered species
Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss

©Galatée Film A film by Gilles de Maistre, produced by Galatée Films. Life of Mia, a eleven-year-old girl, is about to be totally upset by her meeting with a young white lion, Charlie. With her younger brother Mick, she has been forced to follow her parents who chose to leave…

What are the stakes for the wild fauna in our current society?

What are the stakes for the wild fauna in our current society?

Monaco
Increase knowledge of biodiversity
Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss

Two-day workshop in Monaco to address issues: “Which role for wildlife in today’s society?”, “How does wildlife fit in today’s society?”, “Does today’s society leave any place for wildlife?”, with a photo exhibition at the same time to…

Observatory of mediterraneans wetlands

Observatory of mediterraneans wetlands

Monaco
Conservation of endangered species
Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss

©DIOE Since 2012, following various publications, the Observatoire des Zones Humides Méditerranéennes (OZHM) has been widely recognised by the players involved in the conservation of wetlands. However, its ability to influence needs to be increased by consolidating regional…

Advancing a Network of Marine protected Areas in the Arctic

Advancing a Network of Marine protected Areas in the Arctic

Monaco
Developpment of marine protected areas
Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

©NOAA This project seeks to take advantage of momentum that has developed over the last three years to advance creation of an ecologically connected network of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) in the context of integrated, ecosystem-based management of emerging human industrial activity in the…

Bluefin tuna in the Mediterranean sea : stock management, market supply and consumer behaviour

Bluefin tuna in the Mediterranean sea : stock management, market supply and consumer behaviour

Monaco
Developpment of marine protected areas
Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

©WWF-E_Parker If the 2017 ICCAT stock assessment confirms that eastern Atlantic and Mediterranean bluefin tuna stocks are close to or at the Maximum Sustainable Yield (MSY), the fishery would need to be transitioned from a recovery to a management plan to secure a long term adequate management…

Promoting and perpetuation of a commercial production chain for an energy-efficient cooker in Republic of Guinea

Promoting and perpetuation of a commercial production chain for an energy-efficient cooker in Republic of Guinea

Monaco
Development of energy efficiency and renewable energies
Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all

©Bolivia Inti-Sud Soleil The project of human development by the distribution of wood energy efficient cookers in the region Lower Guinea (Guinea Conakry) is entering its third phase. This third phase is intended to consolidate the knowledge acquired during the 4-year duration of the project…

Call for Small Projects geared towards Mediterranean MPAs

Call for Small Projects geared towards Mediterranean MPAs

Monaco
Developpment of marine protected areas
Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

©CSI Gaiola onlus MedPAN wishes to support the managers of Mediterranean Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) by providing them with the resources necessary to carry out concrete action in the field, thanks to a Call for Small Projects geared towards Mediterranean MPAs and their partners, for the…

Bourses du Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund

Bourses du Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund

Monaco
Study on climate change and its effects
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

CEPF has been making grants in the Mediterranean Basin since June 2012, with 102 grants totaling $10.1 million. CEPF grant making currently follows an ecosystem profile developed through an extensive stakeholder consultation process conducted in 2009-2010. Much has changed in the six years since…

From Science to Solutions: Ocean acidification impacts on ecosystem services ? Case studies on coral reefs

From Science to Solutions: Ocean acidification impacts on ecosystem services ? Case studies on coral reefs

Monaco
Oceans acidification
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

©Stéphanie_Reynaud The fourth workshop on the economics of ocean acidification focuses on "The solutions from Science: the impact of acidification on ecosystem services with coral reef case studies". As in previous years, the workshops brings together scientists from the…

Scholarship- Postgraduate Certificate (Online) in Climate Change Management

Scholarship- Postgraduate Certificate (Online) in Climate Change Management

Monaco
Study on climate change and its effects
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

©Green-Chameleon This innovative online program gives the opportunity to twenty students from emerging countries to develop scientific, management and politics skill on climate change. The project builds capacity in priority nations where climate change is posing a major threat to human and…

Rapid Access Drill for Ice-Traction (RADIX)

Rapid Access Drill for Ice-Traction (RADIX)

Monaco
Study on climate change and its effects
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

©James_Padolsey RADIX has two goals: Development of an innovative rapid access drill for polar ice core science; To obtain information for the site selection for the European deep drilling project in Antarctica "Oldest Ice - Beyond EPICA", which is aimed at recovering the climate…

Mapping & assessing global biodiversity threats from climate-driven sea level

Mapping & assessing global biodiversity threats from climate-driven sea level

Monaco
Study on climate change and its effects
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

©Ashley-Satanosky This project assesses the global threat to IUCN Red List species from climate-driven sea level rise (SLR) and aggravated coastal flooding, directly through habitat submergence and damage, and indirectly from human displacement. Phase 1. Improve baseline inputs (to be mostly…

Water, sanitation, hygiene and water resources management for under-served communities in Ethiopia

Water, sanitation, hygiene and water resources management for under-served communities in Ethiopia

Monaco
Integrated and sustainable management of water resources
Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all

©WaterAid_Behailu-Shiferaw This project brings together water, sanitation and hygiene - WASH - provision, development, and wetland conservation, helping communities to manage their water resources in a holistic and sustainable way in Ethiopia. The project tackles ecological issues and…

Building resilience of Cambodia's marine resources and coastal communities

Building resilience of Cambodia's marine resources and coastal communities

Monaco
Developpment of marine protected areas
Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

Cambodia's waters support an incredible array of species and habitats including coral reefs, seagrass meadows, extensive mangrove forests, and marine turtles. However, they face severe threats from a range of factors, principally Illegal Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing. FFI has…

Where the Rain Falls: Climate resilience

Where the Rain Falls: Climate resilience

Monaco
Study on climate change and its effects
Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all

The objective of the global Where The Rain Falls programme is to improve the resilience of marginalized populations from Northern Thailand, Bangladesh, and Central India to climate risks and changes with two specific results, making sure that 100 communities are more resilient to climate change and…

Cetaceans watching ACOBAMS

Cetaceans watching ACOBAMS

Monaco
Study on climate change and its effects
Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

©Steve8Hamala The ACCOBAMS Survey Initiative (ASI) is a pilot initiative aimed at establishing an integrated and coordinated monitoring system of cetacean populations, at the macroregional level of the Mediterranean/Black Sea, in coordination with the countries bordering the two seas and with…

Aqua Film Festival

Aqua Film Festival

Monaco
Integrated and sustainable management of water resources
Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all

This international film festival is dedicated to water. Through a selection of short and long films, the topic of water is highlighted from different points of view: water as an environmental legacy, its origin of life, and as a source of well-being and theatre of commitment. Thus, are broadcast…

Expedition on the step of Captain G. de Long in the Russian Arctic

Expedition on the step of Captain G. de Long in the Russian Arctic

Monaco
Study on climate change and its effects
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

©Simon_Migaj The Pax Arctica Initiative, founded and led by Luc Hardy, pursues its mission through several complementary activities, starting with the organization of eco-scientific explorations to the production of various books, films and photographs. The Russian Arctic Expedition organized…

Zero emission vehicle for scientific mission in Antarctica

Zero emission vehicle for scientific mission in Antarctica

Monaco
Study on climate change and its effects
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

The objective of the project is to prove the potential of Windsled as the first Zero emissions vehicle able to do scientific land traverses in the interior of Antarctica and Greenland. Two simultaneous Traverses is carried out in Antarctica with two different versions of Windsled. A…

Monitoring of the posidonia medow in Corsica

Monitoring of the posidonia medow in Corsica

Monaco
Developpment of marine protected areas
Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

©Jim-Beaudoin Posidonia meadows are found almost all around Corsica covering a surface area of 55 230 ha. Two Posidonia meadow monitoring networks have been set up in Corsica: the RSP (Réseau de Surveillance Posidonie) and the TEMPO network (Monitoring of Posidonia meadows using…

Management of the marine protected area of Mohéli

Management of the marine protected area of Mohéli

Monaco
Developpment of marine protected areas
Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

Mohéli Marine Park (PMM) was created on 19 April 2001 by a decree issued by the President of the Union of the Comoros, in accordance with the provisions of the framework law on the environment. This decree was amended, which led to the creation of the Mohéli National Park (PNM) in…

Transborder biodiversity conservation at the sino-vietnamese border

Transborder biodiversity conservation at the sino-vietnamese border

Monaco
Study on climate change and its effects
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

©Preben-Nilsen The Center for Biodiversity and Conservation (CBC) at the American Museum of Natural History proposes an initiative that protects key endangered species in the Mekong region as habitats and threats shift due to a changing climate. Building on longstanding relationships with…

Aquaculture, sustainable development in Madagascar

Aquaculture, sustainable development in Madagascar

Monaco
Developpment of marine protected areas
Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

Over-exploitation of wild-fish stocks by traditional small-scale fisheries threatens coastal ecosystems and communities throughout the tropics. Locally-managed marine areas (LMMAs) are a promising tool for linking marine conservation with local management, but their widespread uptake and…

Combat deforestation in the Wampies tropical forest

Combat deforestation in the Wampies tropical forest

Monaco
Combating deforestation
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss

©Rohit-Tandon In 2015 the Wampis indigenous people formally established their own system of self government to manage, control and protect almost 1.4 million hectares of their customary territory on behalf of almost 15,000 Wampis people and future generations. This consists principally of…

Satellite monitoring of high seas fisheries

Satellite monitoring of high seas fisheries

Monaco
Conservation of endangered species
Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

This project which experiences the spatial management in high seas fisheries has three components: 1. A satellite-based surveillance study that examines the response of a high seas tuna fishery to a spatial closure, and the behaviour of this fishery in response to observation 2. A legal assessment…

Plants under Pressure 2

Plants under Pressure 2

Monaco
Conservation of endangered species
Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss

This project brings together two core Intergovernmental Panel on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) indicators – the Sampled Red List Index (SRLI) for Plants and the Biodiversity Intactness Index (BII) - enhance global biodiversity assessment and the setting of on-the-ground…

Climate Awareness Summit

Climate Awareness Summit

Monaco
Study on climate change and its effects
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

Launched by Nicolas Hulot, who at the time was the special envoy of the President of the French Republic for the protection of the planet, the Sommet des Consciences (Summit of Conscience) took place on 21 July 2015, in Paris. The project aimed to bring together, at the Economic, Social and…

Ten Billion

Ten Billion

Monaco
Study on climate change and its effects
Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

Ten Billion is a documentary film based on the one man show by Professor Stephen Emmott, staged at London's Royal Court Theatre in 2012. This adaptation was directed by Peter Weber and explains the problems humanity has to face because of the huge number of humans on the planet (around 10…

High Level Event on Climate Induced Migration

High Level Event on Climate Induced Migration

Monaco
Study on climate change and its effects
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

As a result of the meeting that took place on 10 October 2015 in Ambo Tarawa (Kiribati), the leaders and representatives of Kiribati, Tuvalu, Tokelau and Monaco have signed a joint agreement for the protection of the environment. The conference focused on migration arising from climate change, and…

Risk and Disaster Prevention

Risk and Disaster Prevention

Monaco
Combating deforestation
Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss

The La Visite National Park has to deal with many constraints such as deforestation which is destroying the habitat of endangered species, soil erosion which leads to landslides and flash flooding, and also poverty that could be reduced through the creation of economic activity. Fruit trees and…

Ice and the Sky

Ice and the Sky

Monaco
Study on climate change and its effects
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

The film Ice and the Sky traces the work of climatologist Claude Lorius, an Antarctic pioneer. He shares his life as a researcher, his experience and his major discoveries on climate change. The association Wild Touch helps raise public awareness through its communication projects. The objective is…

Solar Arctic Passage

Solar Arctic Passage

Monaco
Study on climate change and its effects
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

In 2015, the Solar Planet Foundation, in conjunction with the CSEM (Swiss Centre of Electronics and Microtechnology), launched the SolarArcticPassage expedition led by its president, Raphaël Domjan, and Anne Quéméré, the Breton sailor, with the goal of effecting the first…

Integral ecology. Laudato Si'. Young agents of change

Integral ecology. Laudato Si'. Young agents of change

Monaco
Study on climate change and its effects
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

La Fondazione Giovanni Paolo II per la Gioventù organised the Environmental Conference on 25 July 2016 at the Jagiellonian University of Krakow, at the beginning of the week dedicated to World Youth Day. Environmental problems are discussed in the light of the concept of integral ecology…

Coverage of the second preparatory session

Coverage of the second preparatory session

Monaco
Conservation of endangered species
Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

The second session of the preparatory committee of the United Nations Convention took place from 29 August to 12 September 2016, in New York. It focused on conservation and the sustainable use of marine biodiversity in the zones situated outside the limits of national jurisdiction (PrepCom2 on…

Projet Guatemala

Projet Guatemala

Monaco
Integrated and sustainable management of water resources
Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all

More than 80% of the population of Guatemala lives from subsistence farming and production is possible only during the rainy season, i.e. five to six months of the year, which leads to a high level of food insecurity and nutritional vulnerability. Access to drinking water and sanitation is…

Advancing Conservation of the Arctic Marine

Advancing Conservation of the Arctic Marine

Monaco
Developpment of marine protected areas
Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) are havens for wildlife and marine flora, as well as a critical tool to help preserve biodiversity and the Arctic marine ecosystems, which are being overwhelmed. To date, only a miniscule part of the Arctic marine environment is protected (whereas about 8% of the…

2016 Forum of Mediterranean MPAs

2016 Forum of Mediterranean MPAs

Monaco
Developpment of marine protected areas
Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

Following up on the 2012 Forum of Mediterranean MPAs (Antalya, Turkey), the second edition of the Forum of Mediterranean MPAs was held from 28 November to 1 December 2016 in Tangier, Morocco. Three hundred delegates from 35 countries attended this meeting which took place at the Kenzi Solazur hotel…

Welcoming Tiger back home

Welcoming Tiger back home

Monaco
Conservation of endangered species
Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss

From 2011 to 2013, the Prince Albert II Foundation supported WWF International in its initiative to preserve the Amur Tiger in the temperate forest of the Amur (Heilong) river basin, on the Russian borders. The protected area now extends over 96,000 hectares, poaching is actively combated through…

Proposed introduction of seahorses

Proposed introduction of seahorses

Monaco
Conservation of endangered species
Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

In order to increase the numbers of seahorses in the Principality of Monaco, the Institut Océanographique Paul Ricard is introducing two species (Hippocampus guttulatus and Hippocampus hippocampus) into the Larvotto Reserve. The Paul Ricard Institute has expertise in the reproduction and…

Investigation, protection and potential growing of the shellfish palasture

Investigation, protection and potential growing of the shellfish palasture

Monaco
Conservation of endangered species
Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

The Kotor estuary is home to large numbers of Pinna Nobilis (fan mussels), which live in the meadows of Posidonia oceanica, and of Cymodocea nodosa (an algal species). The fan mussel is the largest bivalve shellfish in the Mediterranean, and one of the largest in the world. This Mediterranean…

Heritage of Ice Carrots Program

Heritage of Ice Carrots Program

Monaco
Study on climate change and its effects
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

As a result of climate change, glaciers, particularly non-Polar glaciers, are at great risk of disappearing in the coming decades, or of leaving a quantity of ice insufficient for scientific purposes. The science of analysing ice cores is still young (going back 50 years) and should have the…

Are Mediterranean MPA efficient against warming effects ?

Are Mediterranean MPA efficient against warming effects ?

Monaco
Study on climate change and its effects
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

The Mediterranean sea is home to a variety of coral species that are at risk of extinction because of climate change. Whilst marine protected areas (MPAs) are the best means of conservation of marine organisms, the effects of global warming appear to limit their effectiveness. The Institute of…

WCRP-FPA2 Polar Challenge

WCRP-FPA2 Polar Challenge

Monaco
Study on climate change and its effects
Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

The challenge set by the WCRP-FPA2 Polar Challenge is to deploy an underwater glider beneath the ice of the Arctic or Antarctic ocean. The objective is to revolutionise environmental observation systems in Polar ocean zones. A prize is offered to the first team of scientists to succeed in deploying…

The Map to Paradise

The Map to Paradise

Monaco
Study on climate change and its effects
Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

This documentary produced by Danielle Bryan and James Sherwood traces their journey in search of The Map to Paradise . The two explorers set out to discover and share what they consider to be an "underwater Paradise", proving in the process that every dream can come true. The objective is…

Complete scientific works of Jean Malaurie

Complete scientific works of Jean Malaurie

Monaco
Study on climate change and its effects
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss

The Prince Albert II Foundation is supporting the publishing house of France's National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS EDITIONS) in the project to publish the “Œuvres Complètes Scientifiques” (Complete Scientific Works) of the famous Jean Malaurie. All his…

Vendicari Nature Reserve

Vendicari Nature Reserve

Monaco
Study on climate change and its effects
Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

Vendicari Nature Reserve, located in Noto, Sicily, guarantees the conservation of the region's land-based heritage. With support from Ente Fauna Sicilia, the site now aims to become engaged in the protection of its coastal strip, with the objective of establishing a marine protected area (MPA)…

Revue Marine et Océans

Revue Marine et Océans

Monaco
Study on climate change and its effects
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

Each quarter, the Prince Albert II Foundation sets out its actions for improved protection of the oceans in the "Cahier de l’Environnement" in the review Marine et Océans. Back issues are available in digital format on the Foundation's website.

Sfécologie 2016 : International Conference on Ecological Science

Sfécologie 2016 : International Conference on Ecological Science

Monaco
Study on climate change and its effects
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

Sfécologie 2016 was a conference dedicated to the ecological sciences, held in Marseilles from 24 to 28 October 2016. Organised by the Mediterranean Institute of Biodiversity and Ecology (IMBE), this was the third conference of the French Society of Ecology (SFé), a scholarly society…

Access to water and resilience to change

Access to water and resilience to change

Monaco
Integrated and sustainable management of water resources
Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

A humanitarian crisis is afflicting Niger due to lack of access to essential resources, and thwarting the satisfaction of the basic needs (eating, drinking, enjoying good health). Ecological difficulties are widespread because farming methods are not suited to the resources, and damage to…

Working in partnership to bring sustainable management to Myanmar forests

Working in partnership to bring sustainable management to Myanmar forests

Monaco
Combating deforestation
Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss

Burma is rich in natural resources, with forests that contain exceptional biodiversity, a unique home for many animal and plant species. This creates a paradox with the situation of the population, the majority of whom live below the poverty line, making use of the country's natural resources…

SCALE-Scale-up improved Cookstove Access toward better Life and Environment

SCALE-Scale-up improved Cookstove Access toward better Life and Environment

Monaco
Development of energy efficiency and renewable energies
Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable

In Burma, 80% of the energy used in preparing food comes from wood charcoal. Almost all the fuel used is obtained from illegal and non-sustainable production sites, causing major damage to Burma's forests. Deforestation, greenhouse gas emissions and the fall in living conditions of women (who…

Small Hybrid Energy in Guinea (Pehgui)

Small Hybrid Energy in Guinea (Pehgui)

Monaco
Development of energy efficiency and renewable energies
Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable

In rural areas, Guinea had an electrification rate of only 3% in 2012, and this was acting as a brake on the region’s economic and social development. Electrical installations composed almost entirely of generators create problems of accessibility for the poorest families and also…

Town of Nabeul: renewable solutions

Town of Nabeul: renewable solutions

Monaco
Development of energy efficiency and renewable energies
Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable

The town of Nabeul has limited access to energy, and consequently its public services (town lighting, water treatment) work only sporadically. To remedy the detrimental effects on the environment and public safety, the ICU has installed two photovoltaic power stations to make up for the shortfall…

Solar energy for domestic needs

Solar energy for domestic needs

Monaco
Development of energy efficiency and renewable energies
Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns

In Togo, more than 80% of the energy needs of rural and suburban households required for cooking food are met by using wood charcoal. The environmental consequences are major: deforestation, greenhouse gas emission, etc. But the social repercussions are just as significant: the women go long…

Vivre Ensemble

Vivre Ensemble

Monaco
Increase knowledge of biodiversity
Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss

The work Vivre Ensemble (Living Together) charts five years of reports from around the world of photographer Jean Charles Vinaj. The text was written by the environmental historian Valérie Chansigaud. This book gives an account of the many problems to which the territories he visited have…

Development and management of Ponta Do Ouro Partial Marine Reserve

Development and management of Ponta Do Ouro Partial Marine Reserve

Monaco
Conservation of endangered species
Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

This project follows up actions undertaken to protect turtles on the partial reserve of Ponta Do Ouro in 2009. Currently the aim is to develop, within the reserve, protection and sustainable use of marine resources through responsible management that will promote the social, economic and…

Bees of the Mercantour territory: Diversity and Pollination

Bees of the Mercantour territory: Diversity and Pollination

Monaco
Conservation of endangered species
Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss

The "Bees of the Mercantour-Alpi Marittime territory: Diversity and Pollination" project has a twin objective: To gain a more accurate idea of the diversity of wild bees within the Mercantour-Alpi Marittime territory: inventories have revealed that one-third of France's bees find…

Wild Touch Expeditions : Antartica !

Wild Touch Expeditions : Antartica !

Monaco
Study on climate change and its effects
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

A team of artists and scientists visited Antarctica to deliver a ground-breaking report on this world that has been put at risk by climate change. Using shots that reflect the way Antarctica functions and illustrate Polar biodiversity, artists Laurent Ballesta and Vincent Munier, together with…

MPAs and climate change : Island Adaptation

MPAs and climate change : Island Adaptation

Monaco
Study on climate change and its effects
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

It is vitally important for strategies to combat global warming of island territories to take into consideration the impacts of climate change and the marine and coastal resources to be protected. To keep the ecosystems healthy, islands should create new networks of marine protected areas and build…

The Ocean Solutions Initiative

The Ocean Solutions Initiative

Monaco
Study on climate change and its effects
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

The Ocean Solutions Initiative supports the protection of the oceans. To this end it has drawn up a comprehensive list of solutions aimed at mitigating the impact of climate change and ocean acidification. The objective of this project is to evaluate the implementation conditions of these solutions…

Programme de Recherche VSH

Programme de Recherche VSH

Monaco
Conservation of endangered species

Survivability of the colonies seems to rely mainly on the development of two defense strategies developed by bees. First of all, VSH behavior (Varroa Sensitive Hygiene) – a mechanism to fight against the honey bee parasite Varroa destructor– helps the bees to detect the parasite and to…

Whale Shark tagging with satellite telemetry in the Santuario de Fauna y Flora Malpelo

Whale Shark tagging with satellite telemetry in the Santuario de Fauna y Flora Malpelo

Monaco
Increase knowledge of biodiversity
Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

Ten individuals of whale shark (Rhincodon typus) were tagged in the Malpelo Sanctuary. For this, satellite tags model splash10-F-321A were used. Likewise we created a photographic record for each individual to allow comparisons about migratory routes and areas of whale sharks congregations in…

Southeastern Spitsbergen landscape-seascape and biodiversity dynamics under current climate warning.

Southeastern Spitsbergen landscape-seascape and biodiversity dynamics under current climate warning.

Monaco
Study on climate change and its effects
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss

The main objective of the project is to investigate and show the coastal landscape and biodiversity changes caused by glacial recession. Global warming is rapidly changing the Sørkapp Land peninsula into an island due to declining of the glacial isthmus between Sørkapp Land and the…

Evaluation des services écologiques rendus par les zones humides en termes d'adaptation au changement climatique

Evaluation des services écologiques rendus par les zones humides en termes d'adaptation au changement climatique

Monaco
Integrated and sustainable management of water resources
Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

The overall objective of the project is to promote the role of wetlands in the adaptation to climate change. It is in line with an ecosystem-based adaptation, a vision recognised and encouraged by the Convention on biological diversity. If many studies on the impact of environmental problems on…

TARA Corail : Les récifs coralliens face aux changements globaux

TARA Corail : Les récifs coralliens face aux changements globaux

Monaco
Study on climate change and its effects
Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

Following on from the work undertaken with the Foundation's support since 2009 and the efforts made since 2014 to highlight the relationship between the Ocean / Climate, Tara is planning to conduct a scientific and media expedition along the coral reefs to illustrate this key relationship…

Developing the PEFC National forest certification system in Nepal

Developing the PEFC National forest certification system in Nepal

Monaco
Combating deforestation
Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss

Nepal’s forests are extensive and ecologically diverse, but the forest sector’s contribution to the national economy is disproportionately small. The historically low levels of markets opportunities have hampered investment in long-term forest management and conservation. The…

Love Malawi, Plant a tree initiative

Love Malawi, Plant a tree initiative

Monaco
Combating deforestation
Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss

In Malawi, wood is used as an energy source. The poor forest management has led to a high rate of deforestation, that has an impact on both local communities and biodiversity. Aware of the need to train and raise awareness about the implications of climate change and the good environmental…

Pirates des Abysses

Pirates des Abysses

Monaco
Increase knowledge of biodiversity
Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

With this initiative, I CAN FLY wants to use its expertise to raise awareness to the highest number of people about one of the most important issue of our time: the conservation of the environment, which includes the protection of oceans. Convinced that digital media is a great way to convey and…

Sanctuaire Marin National des Palaos

Sanctuaire Marin National des Palaos

Monaco
Developpment of marine protected areas
Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

Palau’s waters are home to 1,300 reef fish species. The government of Palau started by establishing a chain of 21 protected sanctuaries and then the first shark sanctuary in 2009. It also implemented the Micronesia Challenge, a regional initiative aiming at protecting 30% of near-shore…

Les Saisons

Les Saisons

Monaco
Increase knowledge of biodiversity
Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss

Seasons is a feature film made by Jacques Perrin (Microcosmos, Windged Migration, Oceans) and Jacques Cluzaud (Oceans, Windged Migration). The film was shot in seven European countries and it features 70 different animal species. The film shows the evolution of the seasons – from the Ice age…

Des chimpanzés et des hommes : Recherche et convention en Ouganda

Des chimpanzés et des hommes : Recherche et convention en Ouganda

Monaco
Study on climate change and its effects
Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss

© Jean-Michel Krief Great apes are species essential to the life of tropical forest. They play a role in seed dispersal of species they are sometimes the only one to eat, thus taking part in the restoration of their habitat.This project has a threefold objective: To implement a sustainable…

Organisation d'une conférence sur les déchets aquatiques

Organisation d'une conférence sur les déchets aquatiques

Monaco
Integrated and sustainable management of water resources
Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

On the 10th and 11th of March 2015, the international conference entitled: “Plastic in the Mediterranean: beyond the observation, what solution?” took place in Monaco. Organized by the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, TARA, Surfrider Foundation Europe and Mava Foundation, the…

Develop and Implement a Responsible Tourism Campaign to Protect Palau's Extraordinary Biodiversity for the benefit of Palauan People and Communities

Develop and Implement a Responsible Tourism Campaign to Protect Palau's Extraordinary Biodiversity for the benefit of Palauan People and Communities

Monaco
Developpment of marine protected areas
Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns

The project introduces and develops the concept and practice of “sustainable tourism” in the tourism industry of Palau, a small archipelago located between Caroline islands and the Philippines. The main goal of this project is to raise awareness in the tourism sector about the fragility…

Redynamisation de l'économie agricole et rurale locale dans les secteurs de Rubina et de Cyeza au Rwanda par l'introduction du Biochar

Redynamisation de l'économie agricole et rurale locale dans les secteurs de Rubina et de Cyeza au Rwanda par l'introduction du Biochar

Monaco
Development of energy efficiency and renewable energies
Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns

Since 1995, FXB Rwanda has been conducting programmes in the four provinces of the country. Based on the observations made directly in the field and the constant dialogue in which FXB has been involved with the various players concerned by agricultural and rural development, it is very clear that…

The Oceans 2015 Initiative: an impact scenario for COP 21

The Oceans 2015 Initiative: an impact scenario for COP 21

Monaco
Study on climate change and its effects
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

The 21st Conference of the Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) was hosted in Paris in 2015. Its outcome is critically important as developed, emerging and developing countries negotiated the greenhouse gases (GHGs) emissions trajectory of the next…

Centre for Social Excellence for Indonesia

Centre for Social Excellence for Indonesia

Monaco
Combating deforestation
Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable

Between 1990 and 2010, Indonesia lost 20% of its natural forests, and deforestation continues apace to this day. Besides an irrevocable loss of biodiversity and contribution to climate change, this phenomenon impacts more than 25,000 villages located in and around Indonesia’s forests.…

Operation Basking Shark

Operation Basking Shark

Monaco
Conservation of endangered species
Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

The aim of the project is to improve scientific knowledge and to raise public awareness of the plight of the basking shark. The basking shark is an endangered and protected species of the Mediterranean Sea. The project has launched an observation programme to be carried out by members of the public…

Candidature au patrimoine mondial de l'UNESCO

Candidature au patrimoine mondial de l'UNESCO

Monaco
Increase knowledge of biodiversity
Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development

The EGTC « Parco europeo/parc européen Marittime Mercantour » applies, with 4 other Italian partners, for the inscription to UNESCO World Heritage Site. Such a label awards the highest international recognition to a territory exceptional value. Furthermore, it guarantees a…

Ecoles bleues au Népal

Ecoles bleues au Népal

Monaco
Integrated and sustainable management of water resources
Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all

Since the great success of their first project in Nepal, the IRHA and its local partner Kanchan Nepal are receiving many requests from local communities to implant “Blue schools” in this mountainous region. Thanks to this project, almost 1800 students and the scholar staff of five…

Identifying Candidate Marine World Heritage Sites in the Arctic

Identifying Candidate Marine World Heritage Sites in the Arctic

Monaco
Developpment of marine protected areas
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development

The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Polar Programme, the World Heritage Marine Programme (WHMP), and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) International Oceans Program propose a joint project to build on previous work by IUCN and NRDC to identify ecologically and…

Improving the performance of Mediterranean Marine Protected Areas

Improving the performance of Mediterranean Marine Protected Areas

Monaco
Developpment of marine protected areas
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

2015 – 2017 The project is composed by three main activities. The first activity is aimed at performing a quantitative synthesis of the ecological and socio-economic performances of Mediterranean MPAs, and at identifying the existing gaps. One major gap concerns the organizational…

Développement de l'approche HVC pour la flore et la végétation au Gabon

Développement de l'approche HVC pour la flore et la végétation au Gabon

Monaco
Combating deforestation
Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss

The concept of High Conservation Value (HCV) was developed to support sustainable forest management by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) which many Gabonese forest operators have joined to develop their concessions. However, in order to implement HCVs at Gabonese level, and more generally…

Electrification project using renewable energies in Africa and Asia

Electrification project using renewable energies in Africa and Asia

Monaco
Development of energy efficiency and renewable energies
Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable

Despite an energy policy to promote the use of renewable energies, the actions conducted by the Madagascan government for the implementation of affordable green energies are still inadequate. At the same time, access to electricity in the rural environment remains very low, reaching a mere 7% in…

Pastoral monitoring system in Sub-Saharan Africa

Pastoral monitoring system in Sub-Saharan Africa

Monaco
Study on climate change and its effects
Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable

Following an initial series of development work carried out between 2007 and 2010 in West Africa, which resulted in the production of functional tools to monitor natural physical resources, this new project consists of conducting research work in order to develop and improve tools to target…

Towards international regulation of the exploitation of off shore energy

Towards international regulation of the exploitation of off shore energy

Monaco
Development of energy efficiency and renewable energies
Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation

Following the recent and high number of accidents occurring on offshore oil rigs, the international community is questioning the adequacy of the current regulatory system for this activity, especially with regard to the impact of these accidents on the marine environment. Although consideration has…

Smithsonian Deep Reef Observation Project (DROP)

Smithsonian Deep Reef Observation Project (DROP)

Monaco
Increase knowledge of biodiversity
Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

There is now a new opportunity to explore the coral reefs in the south of the Caribbean at a depth of 300m thanks to a manned submersible equipped with state-of-the-art sampling tools and photographic equipment. The Smithsonian has developed DROP (Deep Reef Observation Project) in order to observe…

Climate Change at Arctic's Edge

Climate Change at Arctic's Edge

Monaco
Study on climate change and its effects
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

The aim of this long-term research project, based on the frozen peat lands bordering the Arctic, is to measure the greenhouse gas emissions that are released when the ground thaws. The project establishes a climatic reference point, as an indicator of the changes which not only adversely affect the…

Predicting human vulnerability to ocean acidification

Predicting human vulnerability to ocean acidification

Monaco
Study on climate change and its effects
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

Duke University is proposing an integrated spatial assessment of regional "critical vulnerability points" to ocean acidification (OA) worldwide, together with an assessment aimed at determining whether current OA research is capable of correctly defining political and management…

Lighting the Clear Revolution

Lighting the Clear Revolution

Monaco
Development of energy efficiency and renewable energies
Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation

With a much longer shelf life than almost all other types of lighting, LEDs allow us to make significant energy savings. However, like many new technologies, LEDs encounter difficulties in adopting a market which is not familiar with the advantages they generate. The project consists of speeding up…

Marketing domestic fuel based on charcoal residues

Marketing domestic fuel based on charcoal residues

Monaco
Development of energy efficiency and renewable energies
Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation

The purpose of this project is to market a high-performance biofuel, suitable for home cooking, produced from charcoal dust, by optimising the pilot production unit that the AMIZERO Association has been developing since 2007 on the Nzove site (Kigali). A prototype chain has been set up thanks to…

Community Light Center

Community Light Center

Monaco
Development of energy efficiency and renewable energies
Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all

The aim of the project is to create community areas lit up by LED and photovoltaic technology in order to develop sports, leisure and educational activities for children and adults. Philips would like to install over 100 community light centres in Africa. The United Nations programme…

Human development through the distribution of energy-efficient wood cookers

Human development through the distribution of energy-efficient wood cookers

Monaco
Development of energy efficiency and renewable energies
Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable

Throughout the entire African continent, 50% of energy needs for heating or cooking purposes are met through burning wood, charcoal, agricultural waste and animal excrement. Moreover, wood is the primary source of energy for many Guinean families. However, the use of biomass is not without…

Creating Cambodia's First Marine Fisheries Managed Area

Creating Cambodia's First Marine Fisheries Managed Area

Monaco
Developpment of marine protected areas
Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

Cambodia's waters support a rich and abundant marine life including coral reefs, seagrass meadows, extensive mangrove forests and key species such as the critically endangered hawksbill turtle. Tragically, due to years of political turmoil and decades of economic instability, there is a lack of…

Call for small projects from MedPAN to support Marine Protected Areas in the Mediterranean

Call for small projects from MedPAN to support Marine Protected Areas in the Mediterranean

Monaco
Developpment of marine protected areas
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

Phase I: 2011 - 2012 In order to improve the management of Marine Protected Areas, the MedPAN network is launching a call for small-scale projects among the managers of MPAs in the Mediterranean Basin to support the implementation of concrete field projects. The network also plans to set up…

Advancing Conservation of the Arctic Marine Environment

Advancing Conservation of the Arctic Marine Environment

Monaco
Developpment of marine protected areas
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

© C.Siccardi Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) are sanctuaries for ocean wildlife and an important tool to help maintain the biodiversity and resilience of Arctic marine ecosystems as they face profound changes. Only a tiny fraction of the Arctic marine environment has been protected to date (in…

The Crown Jewels

The Crown Jewels

Monaco
Developpment of marine protected areas
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

© NOAA Phase I: 2012 - 2014 The entire planet is concerned by climate change. The Arctic is the epicentre of climate change because this region warms up twice as quickly as the rest of the planet. The Foundation and the NRDC have set up a project to manage ecosystems in the Arctic Ocean and…

Tara Méditerranée

Tara Méditerranée

Monaco
Developpment of marine protected areas
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

After supporting the Tara Ocean’s 2009-2012 expeditions and Oceans Polar Circle 2013, the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation is backing Tara for its Mediterranean mission taking place from May to November 2014. The scientific component of this mission concerns the issue of plastic at sea.…

Community Management in the Itombwe Natural Reserve

Community Management in the Itombwe Natural Reserve

Monaco
Combating deforestation
Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

The goal of the project is to help promote sustainable management of natural resources in the Itombwe Massif based on conservation methods incorporating the rights, traditional practices and development of local and indigenous communities. The activities implemented will: • Promote the use of…

Developing DNA timber tracking tools for African mahogany and a conservation strategy for Khaya senegalensis in West Africa

Developing DNA timber tracking tools for African mahogany and a conservation strategy for Khaya senegalensis in West Africa

Monaco
Combating deforestation
Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns

September 2014 – August 2016 Unsustainable and illegal logging is one of the main contributors to deforestation. Over 50% of timber exported from the Amazon Region, Central Africa, South East Asia and Russia, is harvested illegally, leading to significant losses of revenue for the…

Integrated Water Resource Management Project, Oromia, Ethiopia

Integrated Water Resource Management Project, Oromia, Ethiopia

Monaco
Integrated and sustainable management of water resources
End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable

Ethiopia is a strategically important country for access to and conservation of water resources. The country suffers from very low water supply, causing the death of nearly 55,000 children every year. This problem is exacerbated by the lack of education and sanitary equipment in many rural areas,…

An alternative way of discovering the underwater fauna and flora of the Mediterranean

An alternative way of discovering the underwater fauna and flora of the Mediterranean

Monaco
Increase knowledge of biodiversity
Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

This is a hardcopy publication entitled «Guide d’identification et d’observation, Faune et flore sous-marine de la Méditerranée », produced by the Association Déclic Bleu. The authors, all experienced divers with a passion for underwater photography and…

Which aquaculture for which Marine Protected Areas?

Which aquaculture for which Marine Protected Areas?

Monaco
Developpment of marine protected areas
Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

The aim of this project is to analyse the relationship between aqua-culture and Marine Protected Areas and the possibility of their co-existence and integration. The project also proposes carrying out this analysis taking into account the various types of aquaculture (fish and cages, bivalve…

Promoting a high seas legal regime for the conservation of biodiversity

Promoting a high seas legal regime for the conservation of biodiversity

Monaco
Developpment of marine protected areas
Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

In June 2012, during the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio +20), governments made an important decision to initiate negotiations to develop an international instrument under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) that would enable Marine Protected…

Electrification project using renewable energies in Africa and Asia

Electrification project using renewable energies in Africa and Asia

Monaco
Development of energy efficiency and renewable energies
Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all

Despite an energy policy to promote the use of renewable energies, the actions conducted by the Madagascan government for the implementation of affordable green energies are still inadequate. At the same time, access to electricity in the rural environment remains very low, reaching a mere 7% in…

Reducing vulnerability of coastal communities in northwestern Madagascar through the Creation of Marine Protected Areas

Reducing vulnerability of coastal communities in northwestern Madagascar through the Creation of Marine Protected Areas

Monaco
Developpment of marine protected areas
Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

The coastal and marine ecosystems of Nosy Be, situated in north-western Madagascar, boast exceptional biodiversity, making it a priority region for conservation. An assessment of the impact of climate change conducted by scientists working for the Wildlife Conservation Society showed the high…

Publication of the photographic book

Publication of the photographic book

Monaco
Increase knowledge of biodiversity
Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

The project is the publication of a 272-page photographic book produced by Renaud Dupuy de la Grandrive and Mathieu Foulquié focused on Marine Protected Areas and certain sites of historic significance in fifteen or so countries bordering the Mediterranean, including the Principality of…

Marine Protected Areas : understanding how levels of protection mediate the flow of marine ecosystem services

Marine Protected Areas : understanding how levels of protection mediate the flow of marine ecosystem services

Monaco
Developpment of marine protected areas
Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

© Sarah Miles The seas and oceans are increasingly subjected to multiple human pressures which results in significant degradation to marine ecosystems, loss of biodiversity, decreased fish stocks, as well as pollution. Marine Protected Areas are an effective management tool to stop the global…

New York City Greenbelt Native Plant Center

New York City Greenbelt Native Plant Center

Monaco
Increase knowledge of biodiversity
Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss

In 2012, Hurricane Sandy caused extensive material, technical and environmental damage. From an environmental point of view, many plant species were completely destroyed. The project consists of rebuilding marshlands and dunes in the New York region destroyed by the disaster. Consequently, new…

Visualization of environmental change

Visualization of environmental change

Monaco
Study on climate change and its effects
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

The aim is to set up international workshops during which experts in natural sciences and photography will run classes for local students. The project aims to describe and visually document environmental changes in order to send a powerful message to the general public as well as to the natural…

Programme for sharing the benefits of biodiversity with the village communities of the Nomayanatt rural region, Kenya

Programme for sharing the benefits of biodiversity with the village communities of the Nomayanatt rural region, Kenya

Monaco
Integrated and sustainable management of water resources
Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable

The purpose of this project is to preserve the Olytyiani Conservancy, a recently protected buffer space. Oltyiani is a name recently given to this area by the communities, within the context of a potential conservation project. In the face of environmental degradation, declining water resources,…

Olhos d'Agua: recovery and protection of water sources thanks to reforestation

Olhos d'Agua: recovery and protection of water sources thanks to reforestation

Monaco
Integrated and sustainable management of water resources
Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

2013-2014 The history of Brazil is closely linked to that of the Atlantic Forest, one of the greatest biodiversity spots in the world. Over the last few decades, the forests have substantially declined, and consequentlybiodiversity and water resources have been negatively affected as well. The…

Phoenix Islands protected area

Phoenix Islands protected area

Monaco
Increase knowledge of biodiversity
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

The project involves the exploration of the distant reefs of the Phoenix Islands protected area (PIPA), which provides an unprecedented opportunity to analyse climate change and its effects on the biodiversity of the coral reefs in the absence of local human influence. The expedition organised in…

Deep-Sea Trench Landers

Deep-Sea Trench Landers

Monaco
Increase knowledge of biodiversity
Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

The hadal and abyssal zones are the least explored areas of the ocean, due to certain harsh environmental conditions such as the pressure and temperature of the water and the low amount of oxygen. The aim of the project is to build a new generation of autonomous underwater vehicles to further…

Sea turtle release programme and Community Income-Generating Activity (CIGA) for coastal villages

Sea turtle release programme and Community Income-Generating Activity (CIGA) for coastal villages

Monaco
Conservation of endangered species
Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

The Democratic Republic of Congo is home to 5 species of sea turtle, all listed by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature and protected at the national level. The accidental capture of these turtles in fishing nets is a serious threat to these animals. The Renatura Congo Association…

Dispersion, migration et connectivité des populations des balbuzards pécheurs

Dispersion, migration et connectivité des populations des balbuzards pécheurs

Monaco
Increase knowledge of biodiversity
Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss

The osprey is an emblematic bird of prey, confined to aquatic ecosystems. These Mediterranean populations are critically endangered and isolated into 4 populations nesting along the coast of Corsica (30 pairs), the Balearics (15 pairs), Morocco and Algeria (less than 30 pairs). To protect and…

Book : « Atlas des pêcheries du monde »

Book : « Atlas des pêcheries du monde »

Monaco
Increase knowledge of biodiversity
Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

Global fisheries are in a crisis and often assimilated to species such as the bluefin tuna. But what do we know about fisheries on a global level? The research work carried out for ten years by the Sea Around Us project based at the University of British Columbia shows that the database compiled by…

Burkina Faso Project

Burkina Faso Project

Monaco
Integrated and sustainable management of water resources
Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all

© ONE DROP Terry Hughes The aim of the Burkina Faso project is to help improve the socio-economic conditions of the women and men living in Peni and Toussiana in the Hauts-Bassins regions. The project is in line with a tripod type operation, i.e. it has three complementary components:…

Protection of Sea Turtles in the Ponta Ouro Partial Reserve

Protection of Sea Turtles in the Ponta Ouro Partial Reserve

Monaco
Conservation of endangered species
Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

Currently in Malaysia, one of the countries with the largest population of turtles in the world, only two turtle nests were found on its beaches in the 2008 breeding season compared to 10,000 of them in the 1990s. The main causes of this decrease in the turtle populations are water pollution and…

Ecosystem rehabilitation in Ewaso Ngiro, Kenya

Ecosystem rehabilitation in Ewaso Ngiro, Kenya

Monaco
Combating deforestation
Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns

The aim of this project is to restore degraded cultivated land and forests and improve the living standards of the rural communities by preserving local biodiversity and supporting economic activities in the Krisia Forest in North Kenya. The three main goals of this project are as follows: - to…

Ocean Acidification International Reference User Group

Ocean Acidification International Reference User Group

Monaco
Oceans acidification
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

The goal of this project is to develop the International Ocean Acidification Reference User Group (IOA-RUG) which will be part of the Ocean Acidification Association based in Monaco. In less than ten years, ocean acidification has become an issue of prime importance. Today, the priority is to…

The Call of the Poles

The Call of the Poles

Monaco
Study on climate change and its effects
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

Launched by the Cercle Polaire in 2008, the Call of the Poles is an international campaign aimed at networking the political, scientific and artistic actions of key stakeholders in favour of improved governance of the Arctic and Antarctic Polar Regions. The Call of the Poles campaign collects…

Plants Under Pressure

Plants Under Pressure

Monaco
Conservation of endangered species
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

The goal of this project is to monitor the state of critically endangered plant species in Africa and to assess the impact of global warming on these species and their ecoservice value for the local population. The gradual loss of global biodiversity remains one of the most worrying scientific,…

Rehabilitation and sustainable management in zones of biological interest in Tcheboa

Rehabilitation and sustainable management in zones of biological interest in Tcheboa

Monaco
Combating deforestation
Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

The goal of this project is to ensure a sustainable environment in Tcheboa's Biologically Important rea (BIA) using a process to reduce deforestation and forest degradation by setting up a co-management structure. The programme is responsible for implementing activities for the restoration of…

Where the rain falls

Where the rain falls

Monaco
Study on climate change and its effects
Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns

"Where the rain falls" is a three-year project concerning global warming, food security and human mobility which is being implemented in eight countries: Peru, Guatemala, Tanzania, Ghana, India, Bangladesh, Thailand and Vietnam. The first component of the project is an investigation into…

Affordable drinking water for floating communities and communities on the floodplains

Affordable drinking water for floating communities and communities on the floodplains

Monaco
Integrated and sustainable management of water resources
Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all

The Ton Le Sap is the largest freshwater lake in South East Asia, and was added to the UNESCO Heritage List in 1997. However, it is still heavily polluted by humans and contains animal waste, waste water and industrial discharge. After an initial pilot project conducted in 2010 with the…

Film : Une réserve, des hommes : quel avenir pour Scandola ?

Film : Une réserve, des hommes : quel avenir pour Scandola ?

Monaco
Developpment of marine protected areas
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

March 2013 The Scandola Reserve, created in 1975, has been protected by the Corsican population for 38 years. Today, this reserve is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, but has become a sanctuary jeopardised by all the media coverage it receives. The film "Une réserve, des hommes:…

Information centre for the education and promotion of Lac Skadar

Information centre for the education and promotion of Lac Skadar

Monaco
Conservation of endangered species
Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss

The aim of the project is to renovate the infrastructure of the Lake Skadar National Park, including an information centre with a watch tower, in order to be able to better observe the endangered Dalmatian Pelican. The signage that will be put in place will encourage tourism, thus opening up local…

Ecosystem profile of the Mediterranean Basin

Ecosystem profile of the Mediterranean Basin

Monaco
Increase knowledge of biodiversity
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

The Mediterranean region, which extends over 2 million square kilometres and 34 countries, is one of the world’s biodiversity hotspots. It is a region extremely rich in biodiversity, but particularly endangered. Due to this status, the CEPF has put forward a conservation strategy for the…

Water for the populations in the dry tropics of Honduras

Water for the populations in the dry tropics of Honduras

Monaco
Integrated and sustainable management of water resources
Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all

Honduras is one of the poorest countries in the Americas, mainly due to a low level of agricultural productivity and inadequate use and management of natural resources (water, ground and forest). The project in Honduras aims to improve the living conditions for the rural population in the south of…

Tara Ocean Polar Circle

Tara Ocean Polar Circle

Monaco
Study on climate change and its effects
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

Tara Expeditions has been working to promote the environment and research since 2003 thanks to a legendary ship, Tara, designed for extreme conditions. From May to November, Tara sails around the Arctic Ocean crossing from the North East to the North West. Most of the scientists and institutes…

Film: Deadly Depths

Film: Deadly Depths

Monaco
Integrated and sustainable management of water resources

Time bombs beneath the sea... Beginning in 1912, the industrial cartels and military regimes of a handful of nations, including Germany, the United States, the United Kingdom, Japan and the USSR, manufactured huge quantities of ammunition filled with deadly substances such as mustard gas, or even…

A general education secondary school in Managasoavina, Madagascar

A general education secondary school in Managasoavina, Madagascar

Monaco
Development of energy efficiency and renewable energies
Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all

Within the scope of the building of a secondary general education centre, a vital tool for improving the educational conditions of village children, the Prince Albert II Foundation provided funding for the production of electricity thanks to the installation of a wind turbine and solar panels.

Rivers of Ice : loss of the Himalyan Glacier

Rivers of Ice : loss of the Himalyan Glacier

Monaco
Study on climate change and its effects
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

The exhibition "Rivers of Ice" is an educational initiative. It aims to raise awareness of environmental issues regarding the dramatic melting of the glaciers in the Rongbuk Valley in the Himalayas, by means of photographs by the famous mountaineer and film producer David Bradshears. In…

Film : Il était une forêt

Film : Il était une forêt

Monaco
Combating deforestation
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

This heritage film about the last primary and tropical forests is a result of the collaboration between Francis Hallé, a botanist, and Luc Jacquet, a film producer. The film’s aim is to raise the next generation’s awareness of the wild virgin forests. At the current rate of…

Living Himalayas: securing the water towers of Asia

Living Himalayas: securing the water towers of Asia

Monaco
Integrated and sustainable management of water resources
Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all

The Himalayas, Asia's water tower, is the source of ten of the largest rivers in Asia which are the life force of approximately 40% of the world population living in these river basins. The Koshi and Dangme river basins, which cross through Nepal and Bhutan, play a key role for Eastern…

The EcoMadera Project

The EcoMadera Project

Monaco
Combating deforestation
Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

The EcoMadera Project, run by the Pinchot Institute, is being implemented on the coastal plain of North Ecuador, the epicenter of mass deforestation in the country. EcoMadera was set up as part of an anti-logging project to save local forests and offer an economic alternative to deforestation. The…

Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD) project in Peru

Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD) project in Peru

Monaco
Combating deforestation
Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

This project is the continuation of a previous phase supported by the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation which resulted in over 3 million hectares of the Peruvian Amazon Forest being protected in partnership with the government and local communities. It concerns the development of REDD (Reduced…

Preservation of the Javan rhinoceros

Preservation of the Javan rhinoceros

Monaco
Conservation of endangered species
Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss

2011-2014 The Javan rhinoceros is one of the most endangered large mammals on Earth. This species is currently only found in the National Park of Ujung Kulon in Indonesia. A recent study showed that only about fifty Javan rhinos remain; the species can no longer reproduce, and the population can no…

Biodiversity in the Solomon Islands

Biodiversity in the Solomon Islands

Monaco
Increase knowledge of biodiversity
Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable

2011-2013 The biological and cultural wealth of the Salomon Islands is under threat by the large scale extraction of resources. The Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation was keen to support the community conservation efforts undertaken in these areas: as such, it supports the partnership between…

Maya Biosphere Reserve

Maya Biosphere Reserve

Monaco
Increase knowledge of biodiversity
Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss

2012-2013 The Maya Biosphere Reserve (MBR) in Guatemala is the most extensive protected region of Central America and one of the richest biodiversity reserves. It plays a key role in the conservation of biodiversity by mitigating the potential impact of climate change, by sequestering millions of…

Conservation of the Amur tiger

Conservation of the Amur tiger

Monaco
Conservation of endangered species
Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss

2011-2013 In China, the destruction and deterioration of the forests, in addition to population growth, have led to an unprecedented decline in the population of Siberian tigers in the northwest region of the country. Currently, there are only about twenty tigers left – in other words, barely…

Students on Ice

Students on Ice

Monaco
Study on climate change and its effects
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

Since 2010, Students on Ice offers to young students from all over the world the opportunity to take part in an awareness trip to the polar regions, accompanied by educators and scientists. Every year, the Prince Albert II Foundation, in partnership with Monaco's National Youth Education and…

Provide affordable solar lighting and electricity to poor remote of Laos through community-based solar lantern rental systems

Provide affordable solar lighting and electricity to poor remote of Laos through community-based solar lantern rental systems

Monaco
Development of energy efficiency and renewable energies
Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all

Sunlabob has developed a range of rechargeable lanterns powered by solar energy. In each village, an entrepreneur recharges the portable lanterns and distributes them among the various homes in the village in return for a fee. The system was designed to compete with and substitute the traditional…

Forest of Hope

Forest of Hope

Monaco
Combating deforestation
Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss

Phase I: 2011 – 2013 BirdLife is launching a restoration project for the preservation of 150,000 hectares of forest in the West Siem Pang region in Cambodia. Field activities are focused on educating the local population in order to put an end to illegal poaching. Other projects are being…

Creating a database for the Jane Goodall Institute

Creating a database for the Jane Goodall Institute

Monaco
Conservation of endangered species
Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss

In the heart of the Congo Basin, the Gabonese forests are one of the world's unique ecosystems: they are home to one of the biggest natural reserves of great apes. Despite regulations that protect this biodiversity, the population has decreased by half in 20 years. The main causes of this…

Sahel Granaries

Sahel Granaries

Monaco
Development of energy efficiency and renewable energies
Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation

The aim of the project is to set up semi-modern, non-polluting and autonomous facilities for the cold storage of perishable goods. Designed for rural areas in hot and dry regions with no means to electricity, the facilities use a technological refrigeration approach based on radiant cooling coupled…

Arctic Regional Management Approaches

Arctic Regional Management Approaches

Monaco
Developpment of marine protected areas
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

This international interdisciplinary workshop brought together economic and scientific experts with the aim of identifying measures and the way of sustainably managing the Antarctic ecosystems, and determining the areas whose ecological and biological potential should be considered important for…

Exhibition: Méditerranée : splendide, fragile, vivante

Exhibition: Méditerranée : splendide, fragile, vivante

Monaco
Developpment of marine protected areas
Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

“A sea between lands” - as its name implies, the Mediterranean is like a huge lake, a melting pot of cultures and the cradle of western civilisation. It is a strategic location, thanks to its extremely jagged coastline and its favourable climate explain both its importance in the…

Valuing rainforest as Global Eco-Utilities: a novel mechanism to pay communities for regional scale tropical forest ecosystem services

Valuing rainforest as Global Eco-Utilities: a novel mechanism to pay communities for regional scale tropical forest ecosystem services

Monaco
Combating deforestation
Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss

This project brings together scientists, economists and community experts. The aim is to create a scientific and economic model of services rendered by the Amazonian tropical forest ecosystems. The forests provide vital services, furnish "eco-utilities" for farming, and improve…

Mediterranean Wetlands Observatory

Mediterranean Wetlands Observatory

Monaco
Integrated and sustainable management of water resources
Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss

©Thomas Galewski Phase I: 2009-2011 The project, developed within the context of MedWet and the RAMSAR agreement, is aimed at setting up the Mediterranean Wetlands Observatory, a key knowledge sharing and decision support tool. The goal is to assess the state of conservation of target areas…

Protection of the Bald Ibis

Protection of the Bald Ibis

Monaco
Conservation of endangered species
Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss

Phase I: 2009-2011 The aim of this project is to ensure the sustained survival of wild and semi-wild populations of the Bald Ibis in order to preserve this species for future generations and to protect a part of the natural and cultural heritage in the countries where the Bald Ibis is found. This…

Mediterranean coral response to global change (MedCoral)

Mediterranean coral response to global change (MedCoral)

Monaco
Study on climate change and its effects
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

Higher temperatures and increased CO2 emissions due to human activities represent a major threat to the environment. Half of the CO2 produced by humans over the last 200 years has been absorbed by the ocean. Increased CO2 levels lead to the well-known problem of ocean acidification which has a…

Our Planet Reviewed

Our Planet Reviewed

Monaco
Increase knowledge of biodiversity
Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss

Madang Assessment of world conservation requires information on the distribution of biodiversity throughout the world. Madagascar and Mozambique are particularly well preserved environments. Currently, there is a lack of knowledge about certain types of soil the study of which has been neglected.…

Community Marine Protected Area at Helen Reef: designing a long-term sustainable financing mechanism

Community Marine Protected Area at Helen Reef: designing a long-term sustainable financing mechanism

Monaco
Developpment of marine protected areas
Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

To support community management of the Helen Reef atoll in Palau’s Hatohobei State as a marine conservation area, CI and partners are developing a long-term marine conservation agreement (MCA) defining community commitments to natural resource management in exchange for direct incentives…

Ocean North Campaign: Protecting the Arctic

Ocean North Campaign: Protecting the Arctic

Monaco
Developpment of marine protected areas
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

Lancaster Sound is an arm of Baffin Bay and an important passage through the Arctic Archipelago located in Northern Canada's territory (Northwest Passage). Due to a complex topography and the circulation of ocean currents, this upwelling zone is rich in nutrients and is one of the most…

The polar bear:

The polar bear:

Monaco
Study on climate change and its effects
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss

This project, conducted by the association Pôles Actions, has hosted two events focused on the most popular inhabitants of the Arctic. In just a few years, the polar bear has in fact moved from relative anonymity to the focus of unprecedented media coverage. A symbol of global climate change,…

State and trends of the Mediterranean Marine Protected Areas system

State and trends of the Mediterranean Marine Protected Areas system

Monaco
Developpment of marine protected areas
Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

The purpose of the MedPAN network is to promote exchange between Mediterranean Marine Protected Areas in order to improve the efficiency of the management of these territories. The goal of this project is to carry out a study on the state and trends of the Mediterranean Marine Protected Area…

Monk seal conservation promoted through the participatory Ecosystem-Based Management in the Aegan Sea

Monk seal conservation promoted through the participatory Ecosystem-Based Management in the Aegan Sea

Monaco
Conservation of endangered species
Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

2012 - 2017 Led by the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, alongside the Tethys Research Institute, the Hellenic Society for the Study and Protection of the Monk Seal and WWF Greece, this project aims at creating and implementing Ecosystem Based Management (EBM) in the coastal region around…

Kalabia Initiative on Environmental Education

Kalabia Initiative on Environmental Education

Monaco
Developpment of marine protected areas
Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss

The Raja Ampat archipelago in the North West of Papua New Guinea stretches more than 5 million hectares and consists of nearly 1,500 islands. The aim is to rally the local population to preserve their magnificent environment by launching a floating educational centre for marine conservation. A boat…

Arctic Futures Symposium

Arctic Futures Symposium

Monaco
Study on climate change and its effects
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

2010 - 2012 The aim of the Arctic Futures Symposium is to bring together representatives of countries in the Arctic Council, the European Union and other relevant parties in order to discuss issues related to the future of the Arctic. The symposium allows the various speakers to discuss their needs…

Ross Sea: Creation of a Marine Protected Area

Ross Sea: Creation of a Marine Protected Area

Monaco
Developpment of marine protected areas
Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

Phase I: 2010 – 2013 The aim of this project is to develop public and governmental support for the establishment of a Marine Protected Area (MPA) covering the entire continental shelf and slope of the Ross Sea, which is approximately 2% of the Southern Ocean. The goal of this project is to…

UArctic Ealat Reindeer : herding youth international student recruitment programme

UArctic Ealat Reindeer : herding youth international student recruitment programme

Monaco
Study on climate change and its effects
Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss

Due to the impact of climate change, many activities need to undergo change in order to endure in the Polar Regions. Reindeer herders, in particular, need to address this change, which will have an impact on biodiversity. Protecting the natural territories and continuing to change the living…

International campaign for the Conservation of the Boreal Forest

International campaign for the Conservation of the Boreal Forest

Monaco
Combating deforestation
Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss

Phase I : 2010 - 2013 The boreal forest is one of the planet’s largest forests, and its permafrost is a huge CO2 storage reservoir. The aim of the project is to protect at least 50% of Northern Quebec’s boreal forest from being destroyed. The International Boreal Conservation Campaign,…

Oecussi Sandalwood Park en Environmental Protection Center in Timor-Leste

Oecussi Sandalwood Park en Environmental Protection Center in Timor-Leste

Monaco
Combating deforestation
Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss

Sandalwood trees are on the verge of extinction in Timor-Leste. The “kingdom” of Oecussi was one of the centers of power for the region. The objective of this park program is to instill among the people pride and recognition of the important historical role their homeland has played and…

Tara Oceans

Tara Oceans

Monaco
Increase knowledge of biodiversity
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

The TARA-Oceans expedition is a French project bringing together a team of international experts on oceanography, cellular and molecular biology, ecology, bioinformatics and navigation. Its main objective is to analyse the diversity of the coral ecosystems and marine plankton organisms, from…

Identifying Potential Marine Protected Areas in South Georgia

Identifying Potential Marine Protected Areas in South Georgia

Monaco
Developpment of marine protected areas
Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss

The Scotia Sea and the seas surrounding South Georgia form a unique ecosystem in the Southern Ocean. South Georgia Island, a British Overseas territory with a land area of 3,755 km2, has a varied subantarctic-type fauna, although it lies to the south of the polar front. This region provides…

The production of an atlas of biodiversity

The production of an atlas of biodiversity

Monaco
Increase knowledge of biodiversity
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

Using information collected by the Natural Heritage Data Centre (http://www.cdpnq.gouv.qc.ca) and based on various sources of ecological data, this project will pinpoint biodiversity “hotspots” in Northern Quebec. The impact of climate change on biodiversity and its capacity to adapt…

Evaluation of the impact of climate change on king penguins by a biologging system

Evaluation of the impact of climate change on king penguins by a biologging system

Monaco
Study on climate change and its effects
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

This project, implemented by the Institut Pluridisciplinaire Hubert Curien and the IPHC (CNRS), consisted of fitting biologgers and a GPS system on king penguins of a known age and background as part of a field campaign carried out in Crozet in sub-Antarctica. The aim was to monitor, without…

Pilot programme for the sustainable management of biomass

Pilot programme for the sustainable management of biomass

Monaco
Development of energy efficiency and renewable energies
Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all

The goal of the programme is to establish a framework for the sustainable management of biomass in the Chefchaouen province of Morocco. Until now, wood was the only useable fuel that has led to deforestation issues. The aim is to provide energy self-sufficiency to the rural populations, by making…

Water management in the Sahelian Environment (Phase I, II and III)

Water management in the Sahelian Environment (Phase I, II and III)

Monaco
Integrated and sustainable management of water resources
Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns

Phase I: 2008 – 2009 The aim was to develop 100 hectares of bocage in the Guié region of Burkina Faso. This area, making a land territory in the savannah, enabled the optimization of the agrarian surface area, reforestation through the planting of hedges and participation in the…

Energy recovery from the production of jatropha in the Koutiala region

Energy recovery from the production of jatropha in the Koutiala region

Monaco
Development of energy efficiency and renewable energies
Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable

The aim of the proposed action is to implement an integrated rural development project in several communities in southeast Koutiala. This involves the local production of unprocessed agro-fuel (Pure Vegetable Oil – PVO) made from jatropha curcas, electrification, farm mechanization and the…

Tropicalization of the Mediterranean Sea

Tropicalization of the Mediterranean Sea

Monaco
Study on climate change and its effects
Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

The overall aim of this international project, which involves more than 20 research teams from several Mediterranean countries, is to track and evaluate the effects of tropicalization of the Mediterranean Sea using reliable and representative biological macrodescriptors of climate warming. The…

Arctic World Heritage : Integrated Conservation Approach

Arctic World Heritage : Integrated Conservation Approach

Monaco
Developpment of marine protected areas
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

This UNESCO conference was focused on two goals: - to promote the classification of the Arctic as a world heritage site - to highlight the specific dependence of the indigenous people whose resources exclusively derive from their environment The conclusions and recommendations were forwarded, for…

MAGIC

MAGIC

Monaco
Study on climate change and its effects
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

The aim of the MAGIC (Measuring Atmospheric Gases in Ice Cores) project conducted by the University of Bern consists of developing a field measuring device for analyzing the air contained in polar ice, and in particular its methane composition. This device was used in the field in Greenland…

The Social Centre of Excellence for the Congo Basin Forests

The Social Centre of Excellence for the Congo Basin Forests

Monaco
Combating deforestation
Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss

Phase I : 2007 – 2010 The concerns of the Pygmy communities were ignored during forestry activities over the past several years. Today, a required certification that several forestry companies must obtain obliges them to take into consideration the rights of the Pygmies. However, these…

The Bluefin Tuna: save the Mediterranean bluefin tuna from ecological extinction

The Bluefin Tuna: save the Mediterranean bluefin tuna from ecological extinction

Monaco
Conservation of endangered species
Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

Phase I: 2008 - 2010 The Mediterranean bluefin tuna is in danger of extinction. The quantity of fish caught is three times greater than the level needed to stop the decline and enable the stock to begin replenishing. There is a serious shortage of scientific data available for improving the bluefin…

Conservation of the Toliara Reef Complex

Conservation of the Toliara Reef Complex

Monaco
Developpment of marine protected areas
Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

The Toliara Reef Complex consists of many rich habitats, including barrier reefs, fringing reefs, grass weed, mangroves and lagoons. The preliminary results of relatively recent studies carried out along the reef show the significance of increasing pressure by local players, in particular the…

The protection of endangered albatross and petrel species in the South Indian Ocean

The protection of endangered albatross and petrel species in the South Indian Ocean

Monaco
Conservation of endangered species
Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss

The impact of industrial fisheries and climate change on albatross and petrel species is a major conservation issue. The majority of these species are currently considered under threat of extinction. After an initial programme lasting 4 years (from 2007 to 2010) aimed at improving knowledge…

Captive breeding and reintroduction of the Bonelli's Eagle

Captive breeding and reintroduction of the Bonelli's Eagle

Monaco
Conservation of endangered species
Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss

2007 - 2012 The Bonelli’s Eagle, dependent on the Mediterranean region, is one of the most endangered birds of prey in Europe. In France, it went through a long period of decline during which its numbers dropped from approximately 80 pairs in the 1960s to 23 in 2002. For the past three years,…

2nd Generation Biofuel

2nd Generation Biofuel

Monaco
Development of energy efficiency and renewable energies
Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all

2007 – 2009 This project involves research and experimentation in planting new « whole-crop » ligno-cellulosic crops, such as giant miscanthus (Chinese Silver Grass) and Fibre Sorghum, which are very little known as they originate in foreign countries. The goals are to: - provide…