The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ is honoured this year, as we celebrate our 50th Anniversary, with the announcement that it will receive the 2014 Prince Albert II of Monaco Prize for Biodiversity.
Since 2008, the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation Awards have honoured several international key figures and organizations, for their exemplary action in favour of the environment and the protection of the planet. These awards represent the Foundation’s three priority fields of activity: to limit the effects of climate change, to preserve biodiversity, and to manage water resources together with the fight against desertification.
“The IUCN Red List has made everybody proud, and we take our hats off to the incredible work done by all of the SSC Specialist Groups, IUCN Red List Partners and, of course, the IUCN Global Species Programme, who for 50 years have made it the comprehensive resource which guides conservation action today,” says Jane Smart, Global Director, IUCN Biodiversity Conservation Group.
Previous winners of the awards have included Dr. Jane Goodall, Prof. James Lovelock, Sir David Attenborough and the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI).
The Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation works for the protection of the environment and the promotion of sustainable development. The Foundation supports initiatives conducted by public and private organizations within the fields of research, technological innovation and activities to raise awareness of the social issues at stake. It funds projects in three main geographical regions: the Mediterranean Basin, the Polar Regions and the Least Developed Countries.