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135
backers
€ 149 427
total of € 80 000
Closed

This project was successful on 15/03/2016 Ending on : 17/03/2016.

Description

SAVE THE SEAHORSES 2016

Help to reintroduce the seahorse to the Larvotto Marine Reserve alongside the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation

The seahorse is currently under threat of extinction in all the seas of the globe. Although the two Mediterranean species are protected by the Berne Convention (1999), seahorses suffer various types of disruption that are drastically reducing their population. They are the victims of pollution and the destruction of their natural habitat, but are also caught accidentally by fishermen using rakes and are incessantly collected for private aquariums.
Many studies have been conducted in order to stem the decline of the Mediterranean population.
The Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, in partnership with the Paul Ricard Institute, has developed a programme to reintroduce specimens into the Larvotto Marine Reserve, in order to promote the establishment of a population of short-snouted seahorses (hippocampus hippocampus) along Monaco's coastline.
The aim of the project is to select spawners close to Monegasque waters (in order not to disturb natural genetic dispersal), to monitor reproduction and birth, to breed the seahorses in a laboratory and finally to reintroduce them into the natural environment when they are 10 months old. The seahorses will be reintroduced in appropriate and carefully selected areas (depth, current, type of algae). They will be tagged using a painless and non-disruptive system so that population growth can be followed.
Approximately 70 seahorses will be reintroduced in the course of 2016 and as soon as they are acclimatised to their new environment, they will be able to reproduce. The first baby seahorses are expected to be born three weeks later.

By supporting the project, you are giving the seahorse, an emblematic species, the chance to repopulate Monegasque waters

Seahorse photographed below the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco by Capucine Drualt

Describe your project goal

How to support the project?

To repopulate the Larvotto Reserve a budget of 80,000 Euros is needed. The Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation would like to appeal to the generosity of the public to implement this project together and to involve as many people as possible. To this end, the Prince Albert II of Monaco is proposing you fund the project by buying one of the packages detailed below. Some of these packages offer you the opportunity to buy a stone slab engraved with your name and surname, or any other name of your choice (the name of your company, a client, a member of your family etc.). These stones will be installed on the first sea wall on Larvotto Beach.


Example of a stone slab, non-contractual photo

135
backers
€ 149 427
total of € 80 000
Closed

This project was successful on 15/03/2016 Ending on : 17/03/2016.

For € 15 or more et plus

54 backers

Green Seahorse



  • An electronic certificate for the adoption of a seahorse

46 of 100 available

For € 100 or more et plus

23 backers

Blue Seahorse


  • A personalised certificate for the adoption of a seahorse


77 of 100 available

For € 300 or more et plus

5 backers

Black Seahorse


  • A general stone slab for donators on which your choice of name and surname can be engraved
  • A personalised certificate for the adoption of a seahorse


30 of 35 available

For € 500 or more et plus

9 backers

Red Seahorse

  • A personalised stone slab with your choice of name and surname (size 20cm X 20cm)
  • A personalised certificate for the adoption of a seahorse


16 of 25 available

For € 600 or more et plus

4 backers

Red Seahorse Pack Small


  • A personalised stone slab with your choice of name and surname (size 20cm x 20cm)
  • A personalised certificate for the adoption of a seahorse
  • Add an engraved message in addition to the name and surname chosen (20 characters maximum)


21 of 25 available

For € 800 or more et plus

8 backers

Gold Seahorse


  • A personalised stone slab with your choice of name and surname (size 30cm x 30cm)
  • A personalised certificate for the adoption of a seahorse
  • A photo of a seahorse in its natural habitat printed on high-gloss paper and autographed by H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco
  • An invitation to the opening of the sea wall in the presence of H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco


17 of 25 available

For € 900 or more et plus

1 backer

Gold Seahorse Pack Small


  • A personalised stone slab with your choice of name and surname (size 30cm x 30cm)
  • A personalised certificate for the adoption of a seahorse
  • A photo of a seahorse in its natural habitat printed on high-gloss paper and autographed by H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco
  • An invitation to the opening of the sea wall in the presence of H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco
  • Add an engraved message in addition to the name and surname chosen (20 characters maximum)

24 of 25 available

For € 1 000 or more et plus

10 backers

Platinum Seahorse


  • A personalised stone slab with your choice of name and surname (size 30cm x 30cm, gold lettering)
  • A personalised certificate for the adoption of a seahorse
  • A photo of a seahorse in its natural habitat printed on high-gloss paper and autographed by H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco
  • An invitation to the opening of the sea wall in the presence of H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco
  • An invitation to a social event organised by the Foundation

10 of 20 available

For € 1 100 or more et plus

0 backer

Platinum Seahorse Pack Small


  • A personalised stone slab with your choice of name and surname (size 30cm x 30cm, gold lettering)
  • A personalised certificate for the adoption of a seahorse
  • A photo of a seahorse in its natural habitat printed on high-gloss paper and autographed by H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco
  • An invitation to the opening of the sea wall in the presence of H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco
  • An invitation to a social event organised by the Foundation
  • Add an engraved message in addition to the name and surname chosen (20 characters maximum)

20 of 20 available

For € 1 300 or more et plus

0 backer

Gold Seahorse Pack Medium


  • A personalised stone slab with your choice of name and surname (size 30cm x 30cm)
  • A personalised certificate for the adoption of a seahorse
  • A photo of a seahorse in its natural habitat printed on high-gloss paper and autographed by H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco
  • An invitation to the opening of the sea wall in the presence of H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco
  • Add an engraved message in addition to the name and surname chosen (20 characters maximum)
  • Acknowledgement on the Foundation's website and annual report
  • A regular report giving details of how the project is progressing and the results obtained

25 of 25 available

For € 1 500 or more et plus

12 backers

Platinum Seahorse Pack Medium


  • A personalised stone slab with your choice of name and surname (size 30cm x 30cm, gold lettering)
  • A personalised certificate for the adoption of a seahorse
  • A photo of a seahorse in its natural habitat printed on high-gloss paper and autographed by H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco
  • An invitation to the opening of the sea wall in the presence of H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco
  • An invitation to a social event organised by the Foundation
  • Add an engraved message in addition to the name and surname chosen (20 characters maximum)
  • Acknowledgement on the Foundation's website and annual report
  • A regular report giving details of how the project is progressing and the results obtained

8 of 20 available

9 backers didn't choose a reward.

Thanks to Backers


Description

SAVE THE SEAHORSES 2016

Help to reintroduce the seahorse to the Larvotto Marine Reserve alongside the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation

The seahorse is currently under threat of extinction in all the seas of the globe. Although the two Mediterranean species are protected by the Berne Convention (1999), seahorses suffer various types of disruption that are drastically reducing their population. They are the victims of pollution and the destruction of their natural habitat, but are also caught accidentally by fishermen using rakes and are incessantly collected for private aquariums.
Many studies have been conducted in order to stem the decline of the Mediterranean population.
The Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, in partnership with the Paul Ricard Institute, has developed a programme to reintroduce specimens into the Larvotto Marine Reserve, in order to promote the establishment of a population of short-snouted seahorses (hippocampus hippocampus) along Monaco's coastline.
The aim of the project is to select spawners close to Monegasque waters (in order not to disturb natural genetic dispersal), to monitor reproduction and birth, to breed the seahorses in a laboratory and finally to reintroduce them into the natural environment when they are 10 months old. The seahorses will be reintroduced in appropriate and carefully selected areas (depth, current, type of algae). They will be tagged using a painless and non-disruptive system so that population growth can be followed.
Approximately 70 seahorses will be reintroduced in the course of 2016 and as soon as they are acclimatised to their new environment, they will be able to reproduce. The first baby seahorses are expected to be born three weeks later.

By supporting the project, you are giving the seahorse, an emblematic species, the chance to repopulate Monegasque waters

Seahorse photographed below the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco by Capucine Drualt

Describe your project goal

How to support the project?

To repopulate the Larvotto Reserve a budget of 80,000 Euros is needed. The Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation would like to appeal to the generosity of the public to implement this project together and to involve as many people as possible. To this end, the Prince Albert II of Monaco is proposing you fund the project by buying one of the packages detailed below. Some of these packages offer you the opportunity to buy a stone slab engraved with your name and surname, or any other name of your choice (the name of your company, a client, a member of your family etc.). These stones will be installed on the first sea wall on Larvotto Beach.


Example of a stone slab, non-contractual photo

135
backers
€ 149 427
total of € 80 000
Closed

This project was successful on 15/03/2016 Ending on : 17/03/2016.

For € 15 or more et plus

54 backers

Green Seahorse



  • An electronic certificate for the adoption of a seahorse

46 of 100 available

For € 100 or more et plus

23 backers

Blue Seahorse


  • A personalised certificate for the adoption of a seahorse


77 of 100 available

For € 300 or more et plus

5 backers

Black Seahorse


  • A general stone slab for donators on which your choice of name and surname can be engraved
  • A personalised certificate for the adoption of a seahorse


30 of 35 available

For € 500 or more et plus

9 backers

Red Seahorse

  • A personalised stone slab with your choice of name and surname (size 20cm X 20cm)
  • A personalised certificate for the adoption of a seahorse


16 of 25 available

For € 600 or more et plus

4 backers

Red Seahorse Pack Small


  • A personalised stone slab with your choice of name and surname (size 20cm x 20cm)
  • A personalised certificate for the adoption of a seahorse
  • Add an engraved message in addition to the name and surname chosen (20 characters maximum)


21 of 25 available

For € 800 or more et plus

8 backers

Gold Seahorse


  • A personalised stone slab with your choice of name and surname (size 30cm x 30cm)
  • A personalised certificate for the adoption of a seahorse
  • A photo of a seahorse in its natural habitat printed on high-gloss paper and autographed by H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco
  • An invitation to the opening of the sea wall in the presence of H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco


17 of 25 available

For € 900 or more et plus

1 backer

Gold Seahorse Pack Small


  • A personalised stone slab with your choice of name and surname (size 30cm x 30cm)
  • A personalised certificate for the adoption of a seahorse
  • A photo of a seahorse in its natural habitat printed on high-gloss paper and autographed by H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco
  • An invitation to the opening of the sea wall in the presence of H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco
  • Add an engraved message in addition to the name and surname chosen (20 characters maximum)

24 of 25 available

For € 1 000 or more et plus

10 backers

Platinum Seahorse


  • A personalised stone slab with your choice of name and surname (size 30cm x 30cm, gold lettering)
  • A personalised certificate for the adoption of a seahorse
  • A photo of a seahorse in its natural habitat printed on high-gloss paper and autographed by H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco
  • An invitation to the opening of the sea wall in the presence of H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco
  • An invitation to a social event organised by the Foundation

10 of 20 available

For € 1 100 or more et plus

0 backer

Platinum Seahorse Pack Small


  • A personalised stone slab with your choice of name and surname (size 30cm x 30cm, gold lettering)
  • A personalised certificate for the adoption of a seahorse
  • A photo of a seahorse in its natural habitat printed on high-gloss paper and autographed by H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco
  • An invitation to the opening of the sea wall in the presence of H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco
  • An invitation to a social event organised by the Foundation
  • Add an engraved message in addition to the name and surname chosen (20 characters maximum)

20 of 20 available

For € 1 300 or more et plus

0 backer

Gold Seahorse Pack Medium


  • A personalised stone slab with your choice of name and surname (size 30cm x 30cm)
  • A personalised certificate for the adoption of a seahorse
  • A photo of a seahorse in its natural habitat printed on high-gloss paper and autographed by H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco
  • An invitation to the opening of the sea wall in the presence of H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco
  • Add an engraved message in addition to the name and surname chosen (20 characters maximum)
  • Acknowledgement on the Foundation's website and annual report
  • A regular report giving details of how the project is progressing and the results obtained

25 of 25 available

For € 1 500 or more et plus

12 backers

Platinum Seahorse Pack Medium


  • A personalised stone slab with your choice of name and surname (size 30cm x 30cm, gold lettering)
  • A personalised certificate for the adoption of a seahorse
  • A photo of a seahorse in its natural habitat printed on high-gloss paper and autographed by H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco
  • An invitation to the opening of the sea wall in the presence of H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco
  • An invitation to a social event organised by the Foundation
  • Add an engraved message in addition to the name and surname chosen (20 characters maximum)
  • Acknowledgement on the Foundation's website and annual report
  • A regular report giving details of how the project is progressing and the results obtained

8 of 20 available

9 backers didn't choose a reward.

Thanks to Backers