Our Planet Reviewed - Expedition Papua New-guinea


Mozambique-madagascar expedition sponsors

Fondation Ars Cuttoli

The ARS-Cuttoli-Paul Appell Foundation was created in 1978 under the aegis of the Fondation de France and is providing financing amounting to €60 000 for the inventory of zoological biodiversity during the expeditions to Mozambique. With a firm commitment to supporting Life Sciences, the Foundation has helped to facilitate several ambitious and innovative scientific research projects. The Fondation de France supervises over 650 funds and foundations created under its aegis (which is around 40% of the foundations in France) and, in 2008, distributed 83 million euros in the form of 6800 grants, prizes and scholarships. The Foundation is independent and private, does not receive any public funding and is only able to act thanks to donors’ generosity.

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Fondation Lounsbery

The Richard Lounsbery Foundation aims to enhance national strengths in science and technology through support of programs in the following areas: science and technology components of key US policy issues; elementary and secondary science and math education; historical studies and contemporary assessments of key trends in the physical and biomedical sciences; and start-up assistance for establishing the infrastructure of research projects. Among international initiatives, the Foundation has a long-standing priority in Franco-American scientific cooperation. The Foundation generally provides seed money or partial support, rarely renews grants for continuing activities, does not normally fund endowments or laboratory research, and aims to achieve high impact by funding novel projects and forwardlooking leaders.

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Joint venture of Solvay and BASF, SolVin is the second biggest european producer of PVC resin, with a capacity of 1.32 million of tons and 8 production sites. SolVin produces different types of PVC for various uses, taking part of everyone’s daily life. The combined competences of the two companies and the geographical distribution of the production sites enable SolVin to maintain a safe delivery of products and services. For many years now, SolVin also cares about environmental issues, and is for example engaged in the european programme Vinyl 2010®.

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