Mission – Badu – Australia
November, 1st to 4th, 2018
Monaco Explorations is on mission on Badu Island in the Torres Strait north of Australia (Pacific Ocean).
HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco meets Alick Tipoti there to measure the impact of pollution and the destruction of large sea creatures by drift nets from factory fishing on a local community living in harmony with the sea.
The interdependence of this community with its environment (nature supports them and they strive to maintain it in return), their way of exploiting resources, their knowledge and their practice of the marine world are sources of inspiration for our modern and Western societies, as well as for the message delivered by HSH the Prince to the highest authorities.
With this mission, the Monaco Explorations show that they are not only interested in marine species and the health of the ocean, but also in the complex and diverse relationship between humans and the marine environment.