Villefranche targeted for World Clean-up Day

The Animal Fund (TAF) is celebrating World Clean-up Day by inviting people to participate in a beach clean-up in Villefranche-Sur Mer on Saturday 18th September.
Gloves and rubbish bags will be provided to all participants, and refreshments will be served afterwards by TAF’s partner in the event, Blue Coast Brewing Company.
The Animal Fund was set up in 2015 as a not-for-profit organisation run entirely by volunteers.
Its founder, Berit Legrand, told Monaco Life that “TAF’s aim is to protect the ocean and its precious marine life, especially the whales and dolphins, from pollution, overfishing and massacre. These amazing species have an indispensable role in the ecosystem and the entire planet and why we must protect them.”
TAF pride itself on fast action and reactions to find solutions to carry out its goals, which are threefold.
TAF first looks to educate the public on the consequences of continued misuse of the seas and abuse of its creatures. They do so through extensive publicity campaigns, events, presentations and online media.
Next, they communicate on environmental issues that damage the planet and concern the seas, such as overfishing, plastic pollution and use of animal products in cosmetics.
Finally, they take action through their events helping people make eco-friendly choices.
“We must not forget that our physical and global health is very much linked to plastic pollution, and it is imperative we reduce our plastic consumption. Recycling is better than resources going to waste, yet, much better is to reuse and simply reduce the amount of plastic we use.
“We believe that by creating awareness of the harmful effects of plastic pollution, it can help the general public to make positive changes. Education has always been TAF’s cornerstone and the reason why we always implement education in our clean-ups.”
The association had a busy summer, with many events prior to the upcoming beach clean-up.
Saturday’s beach tidy-up will run from 9am to 11am. Meeting point is at the TAF tent in the parking space at the end of des Mariners beach. To sign up, email