Eye on UMSL: Royalty meets ecology

World Ecology Award recipient Prince Albert II of Monaco poses with UMSL biology PhD candidates (from left) Mari Jaramillo, Heritiana Ranarivelo, Rani Asmarayani, Haydee Hernandez, Samoa Asigau and Fidisoa Rasambainarivo at the Missouri Botanical Garden.

The Whitney R. Harris World Ecology Center at UMSL presents the World Ecology Award to eminent individuals who have raised public awareness of global ecological issues and made significant contributions to environmental protection and biodiversity conservation. Prince Albert, the 20th recipient of the award, was honored for his global efforts to conserve the world’s biodiversity. Past winners include such notable people as Howard G. Buffett, Peter Raven, Harrison Ford, Dr. Jane Goodall and Jacques Cousteau.

The photograph was taken by UMSL photographer August Jennewein and is the latest to be featured in Eye on UMSL.

Ryan Heinz

Ryan Heinz