The Mirpuri Foundation and the IUCN have joined forces in a significant collaboration for the prestigious Mirpuri Foundation Ocean Award 2024. The winner will receive a 10,000 euro prize from the Foundation, double the amount awarded in previous years.

The Mirpuri Foundation Ocean Award 2024 will be attributed to an initiative led by IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature), that combines marine conservation with circular economy principles. 

In addition to the grant provided by IUCN, the winner project of the Ocean Award 2024 will receive a 10,000-Euro prize from the Mirpuri Foundation, double the amount awarded in previous years, and will be revealed by the IUCN Director General, Dr Grethel Aguilar, in the Mirpuri Foundation Sailing Trophy Awards Ceremony on July 7 at Cascais, Portugal.

With an international reach, this strategic partnership signifies a concerted effort from both organisations to address pressing environmental challenges and pave the way for a more sustainable future. “The partnership between the Mirpuri Foundation and IUCN for the Ocean Award 2024 is a significant milestone, underscoring our shared commitment to the health of the oceans. By recognizing and supporting initiatives like these, we aim to drive meaningful change and foster a sustainable relationship between humanity and the ocean,” remarked Paulo Mirpuri, President of the Mirpuri Foundation.

Highlighting the potential for innovative solutions that promote a healthy ocean within a circular economy framework, the Mirpuri Foundation remains steadfast in its dedication to preserving the delicate balance of marine ecosystems and shaping a more sustainable future for our planet.

Created in 1948, IUCN has evolved into the world’s largest and most diverse environmental network. It harnesses the experience, resources and reach of its more than 1,400 Member organisations and the input of around 16,000 experts. IUCN is the global authority on the status of the natural world and the measures needed to safeguard it. The ability to convene diverse stakeholders and provide the latest science, objective recommendations and on-the-ground expertise drives IUCN’s mission of informing and empowering conservation efforts worldwide.

The Mirpuri Foundation has been following IUCN’s work closely since 2018 and partnering with the organization. Most recently, the Mirpuri Foundation Sailing Trophy has become a signatory of Sports for Nature, a groundbreaking Initiative dedicated to leveraging the power of sports in addressing the global nature crisis.

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