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Building SeaBase: A Bioinformatic Infrastructure for Marine Genomes

Building SeaBase: A Bioinformatic Infrastructure for Marine Genomes

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

Ocean health faces increasing threats from habitat loss, pollution, climate change, and other deleterious environmental shifts. Understanding mechanisms that sustain marine ecosystems and biodiversity is an enormous challenge that scientists at the Marine Biological Laboratory are uniquely…

Integrated management of natural resources of small Mediterranean islands

Integrated management of natural resources of small Mediterranean islands

Monaco
Increase knowledge of biodiversity Conservation of endangered species Development of energy efficiency and renewable energies
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

Although islands represent only 5% of the earth's surface, they are home to 20% of terrestrial species and 600 million people depend on island ecosystem services for their sustainable development. Islands are unique territories characterized by strong isolation, space and resource management…

Creating a Protected Swimway for the Endangered Sharks of Galapagos

Creating a Protected Swimway for the Endangered Sharks of Galapagos

Monaco
Increase knowledge of biodiversity Conservation of endangered species Development of marine protected areas
Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

The Galapagos Marine Reserve (GMR) is one of the last places in the world to have a high density of sharks, including endangered species such as the scalloped hammerhead and the whale shark. It is also an important habitat for green sea turtles and leatherback sea turtles, which are endangered…

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…

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…

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…

Edinburgh Ocean Leaders Program

Edinburgh 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…

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…

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…

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…

Community based environmental monitoring in the Canadian Arctic

Community based environmental monitoring in the Canadian Arctic

Canada
Increase knowledge of biodiversity

Translation of a book on Inuit traditional knowledge (berry productivity, ice and permafrost conditions, caribou, etc.) collected in northern communities during ArcticNet expeditions, which is a major contributor to the project. The Foundation supports the costs associated with translating the book…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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.…

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…

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…