The Great Barrier Reef came in for some royal attention when HRH The Prince of Wales’s International Sustainability Unit hosted a high-level meeting in London in February to mark the International Year of the Reef.
Foundation Managing Director Anna Marsden was invited to the event to join the expert panel discussing how different sectors can collaborate to scale up solutions and investment to improve coral reef health and resilience.
“It was such a privilege to be involved in this important international forum,” Anna said.
“I had the opportunity to share the Foundation’s success stories in bringing together the private sector, government and philanthropy with reef science and management to deliver projects aimed at protecting and restoring our coral reefs.
“Meeting the Prince of Wales was a real ‘pinch me’ moment and it was inspiring to hear him speak from heart about the importance of coral reefs and his desire to support actions and long-lasting initiatives that will increase the resilience of coral reefs, particularly in the International Year of the Reef.”