The oceanographic institute is working alongside the Association for the sustainable financing of of marine protected areas in the Mediterranean. #MyMedSea
A pioneer in the field of the discovery and conservation of marine environments, the Oceanographic Institute has continued its mission to publicize, love and protect the oceans since 1906.
With this new agreement, it undertakes to donate 5 euro cents per ticket sold, representing an annual contribution estimated at more than 30,000 € thanks to the 650,000 visitors that the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco hosts every year.
Marine Protected Areas: Tools for Managing and Preserving the Marine Environment
Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) are areas delineated at sea that meet long-term nature protection objectives. Most marine protected areas help to reconcile protection issues and the sustainable development of activities such as small scales fisheries and sustainable tourism. Their governance most often associate users, elected officials, experts ... with the management of the classified marine area
The association M2PA (Association for the sustainable financing of Mediterranean Marine Protected Areas) is an association under Monaco law created in 2015 at the initiative of the Principality of Monaco, France, Tunisia and the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation .
M2PA shelters an environmental fund that directly and sustainably finances the Mediterranean marine protected areas of beneficiary countries
In the next 4 years, M2PA aims to support 18 new marine protected areas in the south and east part of the Mediterranean.