Amaala partners with Albert II of Monaco Foundation to protect marine life
Partners will work on marine life research and conservation initiatives
Amaala, one of Saudi Arabia’s largest tourism projects on the Red Sea Coast has signed a partnership with The Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, the Centre Scientifique de Monaco and Oceanographic Institute. Both organisations will work together to conserve marine life.
Through the partnership, the organisations will work on oceanographic and marine life research and conservation initiatives.
Officials will work on four joint projects: coral reef management, iconic species protection, Marine Protected Areas (MPA) enforcement, and fighting plastic pollution.
Commenting on this, chief executive officer Nicholas Naples of Amaala said: “We are very selective with whom we align, as is The Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation. Their mission to raise awareness of the impact of human activities on the natural environment, encourage more environmentally-friendly behaviour, and promote innovative solutions, makes the Foundation a natural fit for Amaala. We are committed to fully sustainable development throughout the design, build, and operation phases, which includes being net carbon neutral from the start of operations. We plan to create a coastal oasis that not only flourishes but a place that elevates the role of responsible tourism globally.”
This event marks the first partnership for Amaala.
H.E. M Bernard Fautrier, vice president and CEO of the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation said: “We are very pleased to have entered into this partnership with Amaala, which will allow us to pursue innovative areas of research in a previously undiscovered location. This project will allow us to, collaboratively, better understand the biology of corals in order to better protect their ecosystems. The Red Sea corals offer exceptional characteristics, in particular their resistance to environmental stresses, which will be interesting to explore with Saudi researchers.”
Amaala is dedicated to sustainable building practices, with environment preservation and enhancement paramount to the success of the ambitious project. Developing sustainable yachting practices will also be a goal for Amaala.