Seacology has launched its first ever crowdfunding campaign to save parrotfish in Colombia
Launched on Earth Day, last April 22nd, 2018 the campaign aims to help raise awareness of the importance of parrotfish to the health of the coral reefs around Isla Providencia, Colombia. Hungry parrotfish eat the harmful macroalgae that compete for space with corals, keeping the ecosystem in balance. Too much algae can smother and ultimately kill a coral reef. Currently, the parrotfish around Providencia are being overfished, which poses great danger to the coral reefs: without the parrotfish, the reef will quickly become overgrown with algae and rapidly deteriorate.
Seacology’s project is a total ban on catching parrotfish in the waters around the Island. But a ban is impossible without community support—so Seacology is funding a campaign that will reach everyone on the island. It includes a video for fishermen, radio broadcasts, education for schoolchildren, and plaques for restaurants that take parrotfish off the menu. Seacology, supported by The Prince Albert 2 of Monaco Foundation, will be working with the Providencia fishing community, the regional government agency Coralina, and local NGO Fundación Providence.
A partnership agreement signed between the Prince Albert II Foundation and the Energy Observer Foundation
A partnership agreement was signed on 13th April 2018 during Monaco Ocean Week between the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation and the Energy Observer Foundation.
The agreement, which was signed by HE Mr Bernard Fautrier, Vice-President of the Prince Albert II Foundation and Mr Victorien Erussard, President of the Energy Observer Foundation, will enable the two organisations to leverage the diversity of their respective areas of expertise in relation to the promotion of renewable energies.
The partnership foresees, among other things, support for common projects, technical and scientific cooperation regarding project monitoring and the organisation of conferences, round tables and symposia on focus areas common to both foundations.
MONACO OCEAN WEEK 2018: THE HIGHLIGHTS
The Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation and its partners will be organising the second edition of Monaco Ocean Week, from 8 to 14 April 2018. Aimed at finding solutions to protect the marine environment, notably in the face of the challenges posed by climate change, the event will be launched in Edinburgh, with the Monaco Blue Initiative, and continue in the Principality of Monaco.
La Fondation Prince Albert II de Monaco soutient Prats de Mollo la Preste, un village en transition écologique
Le 6 avril 2018, SAS le Prince Albert II de Monaco s’est rendu à Prats de Mollo la Preste, à l’occasion notamment d’une visite culture et patrimoine. Ce village, situé sur les hauteurs de la vallée du Vallespir, dans les Pyrénées Orientales, tend à devenir 100% autonome en électricité à partir d’énergies renouvelables à l’horizon 2021.