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Following the call for projects launched this year and the seventh Meeting of the Parties to the Pelagos Agreement, held on Tuesday, December 12, at the Auditorium Rainier III, the three signatories have selected three scientific projects aimed at deepening knowledge of marine mammals and putting in place adequate and effective protection measures in the protected part of the Mediterranean.
The three projects financed by €250,000 and supported by France, Italy and Monaco, will be launched at the beginning of 2018 and managed by teams from the three countries.
The missions are “Pelagos Plastic Free – Integrated Actions to Reduce Plastic Debris in the Sanctuary”, “Biological and toxicological contamination of cetaceans in the Pelagos Sanctuary: assessment, origin, monitoring and impact reduction measures”, and “A proposal to develop and evaluate strategies to reduce the risk of collisions with fin whales and sperm whales in the Pelagos Sanctuary”.
A second person has died from Covid-19 in Monaco. Meanwhile, the Principality’s Minister of State has fully recovered from the virus.
Now more than ever, health is at the forefront of everyone’s minds. On 7th April, we have an opportunity to thank the nurses and midwives of the Principality during World Health Day 2020.
Monaco’s support workers caring for the most vulnerable in the community are making heroic efforts to maintain vital ties to the elderly and disabled, whilst trying to remain safe themselves during the crisis.
Since confinement began on 18th March, the Monaco police force has made 11,000 traffic checks on drivers entering the Principality.