TAF Achievements in 2023

TAF - The Animal Fund was created March 3th, 2015. Aspiring to inform and educate about the ocean and its marine life's deterioration and to find solutions, the association has accomplished numerous achievements since then.

Year 2023

  1. TAF new office abroad; we welcome new trustees: Cato Aall and Isabelle Thompsen (January);
  2. New EDHEC partners and association, collaborative work for ocean protection (January);
  3. Interview and collaboration with partner Invisible Hong Kong, to share more in Issue 10 of #EcoWithAttitude (January);
  4. TAF visited for the second time Club Hemmingway in Domenica Republic where this year have committed to alternatives to plastic bottles and new future projects! Thank you to the manager and the team (January);
  5. TAF visited Silverbank and had beautiful encounters with humpbacks and increased understanding of their behaviour during the mating and breeding season (January-February);
  6. TAF’s founder was a volunteer tour guide and monitor on whale watching tours in the Domenica Republic for 2 weeks, and had the pleasure of adding TAF’s knowledge about the importance of whales in our ecosystems and marine conservation (February);
  7. Integration of new school projects and another 2 universities on board (February);
  8. Video production of Whale immigration and whale watching (February);
  9. School education for 25 students on ocean protection (March); 
  10. Educational work for another 27 children on whales importances to us all (March); 
  11. A full day with workshops for international school students on biodirversity (March); 
  12. TAF Conference; Whales- the Eyes of Humnaity;  during Monaco Ocean Week (March); 
  13. Video production of Orcas and Humpbacks feeding season (March);
  14. Another 25 motivated school children got educated of the importance of whales and why we must protect them (March);
  15. 2 engaged schools enjoyed our intervention with continuing information about ocean protection (March);
  16. Conference and stand during EDHEC university day with partner Edocean (April); 
  17. Confererence at TV producer compamny Monday, Copenhagen ( April); 
  18. Conference at Docken Copenhagen (April); 
  19. School education and workshop in Denmark ( April) 
  20. Private conference Denmark (April) ;
  21. TAF was charity partner and hosted eucational stands during the Rugby Solidaire Challenge Monaco (April); 
  22. Educational school visit with another committed 50 children involved (May);
  23. Last 2 classes in school were informed about the endangered marine life and how they can help (May);
  24. World Ocean day 2023, where we hosted 3 events starting with a conference for 60 students in collaboration with Ocean21 (June);
  25. A huge clean up for 12 school classes and more than 300 children during World Ocean day in collaboration with ville de Nice (June 2023);
  26. A quizz ocean-beer evening celebration in collaboration with our partner Blue Coast Brewery (June); 
  27. 3 new articles about Krill, Vessel strikes and Rock samphire produced by univeristy students (June);
  28. World Ocean Day video production (June);
  29. Stand at Yoga Soliste day event in Monaco (June);
  30. New report on vesselstrikes (July);
  31. New report on Krill (July);
  32. TAF was nominated as the UK best marine conservation 2023 (July);
  33. New TAF bottles onboard (August);
  34. Regconition from Monaco Economie magazine (August);
  35. Creation of the first ever complete Whale Planner -a perfect guide to know exactly where and when to witness these majestic creatures in their natural habitat (August);
  36. World Cleanup day celebration with 306 kilos of waste collected in Nice harbour (September);
  37. New english school implemented in our educational programs (September);
  38. 3 Educational stands during the Fete du Musee Monaco (September);
  39. Multible videos realised (September);
  40. TAF’s new partner, PET GREENS – an organic dog food crafted exclusively from natural ingredients! (October);
  41. Ongoing cruiseships campaigns in collaboration with universities (October-November);
  42. New university partner IUM and projects (November);
  43. EWWR (European waste week reduction) where we launced one week of alternatives to plastic packaging (November);
  44. New advisory board elected (November);
  45. Partner at World Costal Rowing competition (December);
  46. Ending the years’ event with our annual christmas charity party (December).