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MONACO PREVIEWS DISNEY'S FINDING NEMO IN 3D

To celebrate the January 16 debut (in Monaco and France) of Disney’s Finding Nemo in 3D, 400 lucky guests previewed the hit movie in the Principality on the weekend, followed by a Very Important Kids (VIK) reception at the Fairmont Monte Carlo, courtesy of the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation (Monaco and US chapters), with Monaco’s Consulate General and Tourist Office in New York, and Disney Pixar. The USA branch of the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation also collaborated with Monaco’s Oceanographic Museum and Scientific Center to produce 20 Fun Facts to educate kids on marine life and ocean conservation: http://monaco-consulate.com/pa2f/funfacts.html

Video footage courtesy Monaco Info:

http://www.monacochannel.mc/Chaines/Monaco-Info/Videos/Nemo-fete-ses-10-ans-en-3D

http://www.monacochannel.mc/Chaines/Monaco-Info/Videos/Reception-VI-kids-au-Fairmont-Monte-Carlo

 

THE PACUNAM FOUNDATION'S BENEFIT EVENING

In New York’s New Museum in May, more than 60 VIP guests, gathered for the Pacunam Foundation’s benefit evening to discover the majesty and mystery of ancient Mayan civilizations, with the support of the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation-USA. Pacunam is the foundation for Maya cultural and natural heritage.

A silent auction was held to raise funds for the Maya Biosphere Reserve which was visited in April 2011 by His Serene Highness Prince Albert. (The Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation has since added the Mirador conservation initiative in the Maya Biosphere Reserve to its nine other forestry projects.) The evening featured presentations by leading Maya archaeologists Dr. David Freidel, Dr. Marcello Canuto, Dr. Francisco Estrada-Belli, and Dr. Richard Hansen who discussed their work with one of the most advanced civilizations to exist. Dr. Freidel and his team recently discovered fragments of a stellae depicting the infamous Queen who was the military governor of Waka. This important discovery dates to approximately 702 AD. A follow-up event was held in Philadelphia at the University of Pennsylvania, with a presentation on Thursday, June 7 in Los Angeles.

 Photo caption: (L-R) Mr. Willi Kaltschmitt (IOC Chief of Protocol), Dr Richard Hansen, (Project Director, ISU Mirador Basin Project), Hon. Maguy Maccario (Consul General of Monaco and Vice President, Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation-USA), Dr. David Friedel (Professor of Archaeology, Washington University), Ms. Claudia Rosales y Rosales (Executive Director, PACUNAM Guatemala), Dr. Francisco Estrada-Belli (Professor of Archaeology, Boston University), Mr. Ken Hitz  (Vice President of The Hitz Foundation), Mr. John McCarter (President & CEO, The Field Museum, Chicago).

 

 

SAVE-THE-DATE FOR A SPECTACULAR NIGHT TO REMEMBER IN MONACO!

In the presence of HSH Prince Albert and former US President William J. Clinton to benefit their respective Foundations.

Date: Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Where: Hotel de Paris, Monte-Carlo, Monaco
For info/tickets: D.Lamb@Nights-in-Monaco.com or call Danella Lamb +33 6 01318762
www.Nights-in-Monaco.com
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THE PRINCE ALBERT II OF MONACO FOUNDATION SUPPORTS MIT MUSEUMS’s RIVERS OF ICE: VANISHING GLACIERS OF THE GREATER HIMALAYA

Exhibition features extraordinary photography of mountaineer David Breashears… and a unique installation showcasing Monaco’s remarkable environmental legacy

The MIT Museum will open Rivers of Ice: Vanishing Glaciers of the Greater Himalaya featuring the breath-taking photography of mountaineer and film maker David Breashears on April 13, 2012 (through March 17, 2013), with the support of the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation.
At the heart of Rivers of Ice – a collaboration between the MIT Museum, GlacierWorks, and the Asia Society, designed by ThincDesign, — are contemporary, state-of-the-art digital photographs taken by Breashears from the same vantage points as archival photos taken a century ago. Presented in large format and viewed alongside much older images — some taken from 19th-century glass-plate negatives — these high-resolution images make plain the threat posed to Himalayan glaciers. Formed by the collision of continents, the massive Himalayan mountain range is of profound historic, cultural and scientific significance. By experiencing the photography ‘in the round’ on a large scale and viewing artifacts from expeditions past and present, visitors will gain a deeper understanding of the beauty of these glacial mountains, and their significance to the water cycle that sustains lives. More >>

 

 

FUNDING DEAL CONSERVES GUATEMLA'S MAYA BIOSHERE RESERVE

Conservation partners from Guatemala, the USA and the Principality of Monaco have signed an agreement that will protect 80,000 acres of intact forest at the heart of the five-million-acre Maya Biosphere Reserve in northern Guatemala.

Signed on March 9, the agreement will help reduce deforestation and degradation of the region while providing education, health, and fire prevention for the community of Carmelita at the center of the reserve in Guatemala’s northern Peten region.

The community is located at the gateway to the archaeological site of El Mirador. This concentration of ancient Mayan cities that archaeologists call the cradle of Mayan civilization is threatened by human activities, including illegal logging, farming, and ranching in protected areas, as well as drug trafficking, poaching and looting of Maya artifacts.

“Drug trafficking money is fueling a massive ranching industry, which has virtually destroyed the Maya Biosphere within the past five years,” says FARES (the Foundation for Anthropological Research and Environmental Studies).

Now, instead of facing further devastation, the community has attracted the protection of conservation groups from Guatemala and abroad. More >>

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