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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…

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…

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.

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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

Narwhal Translational Technologies Expedition

Narwhal Translational Technologies Expedition

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

This project is analysing narwhal evolution and adaptation in the Polar Regions. Previous research has uncovered the unusual sensory characteristics of the narwhal. The current research focuses on the sensory ability of electric field detection, as previous data collected indicate a clear electric…

Health status for Saint-Laurent's belugas

Health status for Saint-Laurent's belugas

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

©Mendar-Buchali The Saint-Laurent Beluga project, coordinated by the GREMM, is led by a consortium of private and academic laboratories in close collaboration with Institut Maurice-Lamontagne de Pêches et Océans Canada and the marine area Saguenay-Saint-Laurent. The global purpose…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…