Prince Carl Philip attends IUCN meeting in Monaco

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Motiv: Prince Carl Philip pictured here with, from left, HE Bernard Fautrier, Director Prince Albert II of Monaco foundation; Patrick de Heney, IUCN Treasurer; Adam Sweidan, co-founder Synchronicity Earth; Margot Bennett–Mathieson, philanthropist; Carl Gustaf Lundin, Director IUCN Global Marine and Polar Programme; Erik Solheim, Chair OECD DAC Committee; Julia Marton–Lefèvre, IUCN Director General; HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco; Sylvia Earle, founder Sylvia Earle Alliance; Jessica Sweidan, co-founder Synchronicity Earth; Mattias Klum, IUCN Goodwill Ambassador and Monika Klum, partner Tierra Grande. Photo: Gaëtan Luci/Palais princier
On Monday 24 June and Tuesday 25 June, Prince Carl Philip attended the Monaco Blue Initiative and IUCN's Patrons of Nature meeting in Monaco.

The focus on Monday was on the Monaco Blue Initiative, which began with a panel discussion on the importance of predators such as sharks and bluefin tuna in the marine ecosystem. During the afternoon there were talks on the outlook for sustainable use of marine resources and Marine Protected Areas (MPAs).

On Tuesday the Prince took part in the International Union for Conservation of Nature's (IUCN) second Patrons of Nature meeting. Discussions were held at the meeting on IUCN's programme for 2013-2016, as well as patrons' commitment. 

About the Monaco Blue Initiative

The Monaco Blue Initiative was launched in 2010 by Prince Albert II of Monaco. Members meet annually to discuss current global challenges in protecting and preserving the earth´s oceans. The Monaco Blue Initiative is a platform for various interests and facilitates synergies between the protection of marine ecosystems and socio-economic development.

About the International Union for Conservation of Nature

IUCN was founded in 1948 as the world's first global environmental organisation and now has more than 1,200 member organisations, including over 200 governments and 900 organisations.

Prince Carl Philip has been one of several patrons of the organisation since 2012. Patrons of Nature External link. play an important role in IUCN's work and help raise the profile of the organisation and facilitate contact with decision-makers.

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