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The Environment Directorate just announced the recent birth of six crested cormorants on the Rocher. These rare birds – emblematic of the Mediterranean – nested successfully in the Principality in 2015, although the number of offspring in that year remains unknown.
The nesting of the species in this sector of the Mediterranean littoral is a first, and there have been a total of eight births on the cliffs this year.
The only known colony of Phalacrocorax aristoletis desmarestii in continental France is in the Bouches-du-Rhône and a nesting couple has been recorded in the Var only since 2006.
Also noted on the Rock, so far this year a pair of peregrine falcons, a grey heron and a kestrel.
The French government is still banking on lifting the current restrictions on 3rd May, a mid-May reopening of restaurant terraces and a return to school at the end of April.
Residents of the Principality aged 45 and over are now being invited to get their Covid vaccination. Meanwhile, home-tests are now being stocked in pharmacies in Monaco.
Monaco has been earmarked as the home for a new private viewing space by Zurich-based gallerists Hauser and Wirth who will hold their inaugural show in June.
The Grand Ball of Princes and Princesses celebrates its fifth year in June, bringing the magic from days of old to life for one night only at the Hôtel de Paris.