HSH Prince Albert II visits the Natural History Museum in London
On 5th August 2017, HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco visited the Natural History Museum in London which houses a vast range of life and earth science collections (approximately 70 million specimens). On this occasion, the Sovereign met Dr Neil Brummitt, the Principal Investigator for the project “Plants Under Pressure”, which is supported by the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation. The project has conducted a global assessment of the threats hanging over biodiversity. The Natural History Museum has also assessed plant species from the International Union for the Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN) Red List in order to create an extensive catalogue of threatened species. “Plants Under Pressure” has also strengthened skills in Sub-Saharan Africa so that plant diversity may be monitored and managed more efficiently.