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Sir David Attenborough, 2009 Prince of Asturias Award for Social Sciences

  June 5, 2009 at 3:30 am by

The British scientist Sir David Attenborough was honoured yesterday in Oviedo with the 2009 Prince of Asturias Award for Social Sciences. The Jury has decided to bestow on him the prize as his work is considered one of the great contributions to the defence of life and the conservation of our planet. The Jury also considered that “his interest in the problems of our times, his permanent pursuit of excellence … Continue reading

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Charles: Tree-hugging and those pesky Grey Squirrels

  June 4, 2009 at 7:21 am by

It is a little difficult for many to reconcile the picture of Prince Charles the “Conservationist” with Prince Charles the “Dalek” . . . . . . Exterminate . . . . . . exterminate, well you get the picture.  Yet we live in a world where the delicate balance of our eco-systems are at war with man, and man’s strokes of sheer genius in pursuit of greater excellence often … Continue reading

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Father-Daughter Date for Sweden’s Bernadottes

  May 22, 2009 at 4:41 am by

It was a father-daughter double on Wednesday May 20th in Sweden, when King Carl XVI Gustaf and his eldest daughter Crown Princess Victoria attended an event together at the Tyresta National Park and Nature Reserve. The event was the World Wildlife Foundation (WWF)’s annual meeting, so the location was completely fitting of the occasion. As the President of the Trustees for the WWF, the King led the meeting; before a … Continue reading

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Scandinavian Trio to Head to Greenland Later this Month

  May 11, 2009 at 8:05 am by

The three heirs to the Scandinavian thrones of Denmark, Norway and Sweden will embark on a six-day trip to Greenland later this month, to gain insight into how climate change is affecting the nation and its people. Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark, Crown Prince Haakon of Norway and Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden will travel aboard the HDMS Ejnar Mikkelsen ship from Kangerlussuaq, in south-western Greenland, through Disko Bay where … Continue reading

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Sweden’s Victoria Inaugurates New Breeding Ground for Birds

  May 7, 2009 at 3:06 pm by

Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden was in the southwestern part of Sweden Wednesday, to inaugurate a new breeding facility for Norden’s Ark. Nordern’s is foundation focused on saving wildlife and endangered species through breeding and reproduction programs, as well as research and studies. This time, the Ark was getting ready to work on birds, and Victoria was there to help them get started. In a brief speech, the Crown Princess … Continue reading

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William & Harry Join Charles on Saving Rainforests

  May 6, 2009 at 4:28 pm by

Princes William and Harry joined their father, Prince Charles, in a 90 second video which aired on MySpace to encourage viewers to save the world’s rainforests. The video also included the Dalai Lama, Harrison Ford and Daniel Craig. But the big star of the video is a digitally animated frog, who sat with the three princes to discuss the need to save the environment. In the film the Prince of … Continue reading

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Queen Noor Honored with Global Environmental Citizen Award

  March 19, 2009 at 2:42 pm by

On March 15, Her Majesty Queen Noor received the 2009 Global Environmental Citizen Awards from Harvard Medical School’s Center for Health and the Global Environment. The Global Environmental Citizen Awards are presented annually by the Center for Health and the Global Environment to individuals who have been world leaders in protecting the global environment. In accepting the award, Her Majesty said “Our health, our welfare, and our children’s future depends … Continue reading

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The Prince of Orange Speaks at 5th World Water Forum

  March 17, 2009 at 7:48 pm by

The Prince of Orange has spoken at the 5th World Water Forum. The forum began on Monday, March 16th, when a summit meeting for heads of state was held at Istanbul’s Ciragan Palace. The Forum is held every three years, and this year’s key themes are sanitation, climate change and increasing demand for water. Prince Willem-Alexander is the Chairman of the United Nations Secretary-General’s Advisory Board for Water and Sanitation. … Continue reading

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Crown Prince Naruhito Gives Keynote Address to Water Forum

  March 17, 2009 at 12:55 pm by

At the opening of the 5th World Water Forum (WWF) on Monday in Istanbul, Japanese Crown Prince Naruhito said in his keynote speech that he hopes the international community will increase its efforts to tackle the issue of global warming as it is closely related to water-related issues in the world. The prince especially stressed the significance of a free and open discussion of global water issues. Government ministers from … Continue reading

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Prince Albert in Istanbul for Water Summit

  March 15, 2009 at 9:24 pm by

As previously announced, His Serene Highness the Prince of Monaco is scheduled to arrive in Istanbul for the Fifth Annual World Water Forum. While Monday’s visits will include several low key heads of state meetings, on Tuesday March 17 Prince Albert II will provide an hour long lecture entitled “Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation: Projects and Initiatives Within the Fields of Integrated and Sustainable Water Resource Management.” In preparation … Continue reading

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Prince of Orange With Environment Minister in Malmö

  March 5, 2009 at 11:40 am by

The Prince of Orange and the Dutch Environment Minister, Jacqueline Cramer, visited the Swedish city of Malmö today, reports GDP’s royalblog. The prince and the minister visited various spots in the city where projects of sustainable building have been realised. Among other thing, they visited the neighbourhood of Augustenburg where the group saw a botanical garden that was made on the roof of a building. In the afternoon they visited … Continue reading

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Prince Charles: Green Hero or Hypocrite?

  February 17, 2009 at 11:56 am by

In March the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall, together with a 14-strong entourage, will visit Chile, Brazil and Ecuador on an official tour. The visit will focus on the key issues of environmental sustainability and climate change. The Prince has decided to take a private jet for the 16.000-mile trip. The plane will be an Airbus 319 which seats 29. At the flight to South America the … Continue reading

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Charles and Camilla To Visit South America

  February 15, 2009 at 10:52 am by

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall will travel to Chile, Brazil and Ecuador from 8 to 17 March this year. The visit will focus on the relationship between these South American countries and the UK. The main issue will be something that has been very close to the Prince’s heart for many years: environmental issues and climate change. Prince Charles is known as a passionate fighter for … Continue reading

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Prince Albert of Monaco Travels in Antarctica

  January 27, 2009 at 3:45 am by

His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco undertook his second polar trip in three years on January 5, 2009. The 20 day trip to Antarctica follows a 2006 trip to the North Pole and included visits to 26 different scientific outposts and meetings with scientists from 18 countries studying climate change. The busy Sovereign’s own environmental foundation and the Monaco government websites updated his His Serene Highness’ progress in … Continue reading

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