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.
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.
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 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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