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The Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation present in Nagoya


During H.S.H. the Sovereign Prince’s trip to Nagoya for the High-Level Segment of the tenth session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 10) to the UN Convention on Biological Diversity, the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation organised, on October 28th, a side event entitled “Monaco and Marine Protected Areas”.

At this event, which was set up in partnership with the Veolia Environnement Foundation, the Foundation presented the projects it conducts in the field of biodiversity to 300 guests, and more particularly its action to promote and develop more effective management of Marine Protected Areas, one of the great hopes in protecting marine species.

The film shown on this occasion turned the spotlight on one of the first underwater reserves, created over thirty years ago: the Larvotto Reserve in the Principality of Monaco.


Presentation of "Veolia Environnement"

Since 2004, the Veolia Environnement Foundation has supported activities to protect biodiversity across the globe (France Antarctica, New Caledonia, Brazil, Ecuador, Mexico, USA, for example) and has consequently gained solid project management experience in this field. The originality of the Veolia Foundation is that it provides these projects with both financial support and corporate patronage in environmental areas, expertise that is often extremely useful for projects relating to the protection of biodiversity.

The Veolia Environnement Foundation supports projects that contribute towards 4 key goals:

  • To improve knowledge (research programmes);
  • To raise public awareness (educational programmes);
  • To protect sanctuaries (biodiversity conservation programmes – biodiversity hotspots);
  • To restore vulnerable ecosystems.