The UPAW presented a check for 45,000 euros to the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, in order to participate in the preservation of the Mediterranean monk seal.
Art can do wonders… and even save endangered species! It was the association’s bet Urban painting around the world (UPAW) on July 4 and 8. The artists had the opportunity to perform their works live in front of curious spectators, at the foot of the Monaco seawall. Already in 2020, they painted to raise funds against pollution at sea.
At the end of the event, the auction of paintings enabled the UPAW to collect the sum of 45,000 euros. The association generously donated the entire amount to the Prince Albert II Foundation as part of the Monk Seal Alliance. This initiative in favor of biodiversity aims to protect the Mediterranean monk seal, a species threatened with extinction.
A great action to save the monk seals
On October 21, Alberto Colman, founder of the UPAW, presented the check for 45,000 euros to Olivier Wenden, Vice-President of the Prince Albert II Foundation. The latter said: “The Foundation is very honored to receive this donation as part of its action in favor of the preservation of the monk seal, a species which seemed to have completely disappeared twenty years ago. [Elle] has long been committed to the conservation of this emblematic species, supporting projects in the Mediterranean since 2011.“