Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation wishes to enable the smooth running of human activities while promoting the development of biodiversity. It has supported many projects in different countries on this theme.
This problem of coexistence also arises in the South – PACA region which, due to its geographical and climatic specificities, presents a great diversity of environments and species.
This wealth of wildlife in a territory with numerous human activities involves various interactions.
The Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation and its partners; the National Council for the Protection of Nature, the Chamber of Agriculture of the Alpes-Maritimes, the Federation of Hunters of the Alpes-Maritimes and the League for the Protection of Birds Provence Alpes Côte d’Azur; launched on September 15, 2022, a call for projects to improve the relationship between human activities and wildlife in the South region – PACA. This initiative aims to identify and financially support actors in the field ready to carry out cohabitation projects.
The selected projects, which can start from the second quarter of 2023, must concern:
- Field actions aimed at preventing or mitigating conflicts between wildlife and human activities;
- Actions to improve knowledge of species in a situation of shared territory with humans;
- Actions to raise awareness of the general public and schoolchildren on the issues of cohabitation with wildlife;
- Actions to promote agricultural production and cultural, sporting or ecotourism activities related to wildlife.
The animal species
Included are the following: wolves, deer, wild boars, chamois, mouflons (sheep family), ibexes, foxes, mustelids (weasel family) , avifauna (bird family), bats and rodents.
Last Call October 31st, 2022
The call for projects is open until October 31, 2022.
Project leaders will be highlighted by the communication actions of the Foundation and its partners.
Everyone interested in wild-life and indeed the environment in general will be looking forward to see how creative are the submissions which will promote a harmonious co-existence between humans and the wonderful diversity of wild-life in nature.