Denmark: Crown Princess Mary releases stingrays into Danish waters

Denmark: Crown Princess Mary releases stingrays into Danish waters

NordenBladet – Crown Princess Mary participated in a nature event with the WWF World Wide Fund for Denmark on Wednesday, helping to release stingrays at the Kattegat Centre in Grenaa to help foster knowledge of the marine creatures.

According to the Royal House, Crown Princess Mary aided in the release of five stingrays, the first time any have been released into Danish waters. The species has been listed as threatened with extinction.

The WWF wrote on their Facebook page: “The Danish marine environment is under pressure. That’s why we put this project in the lake, so that we can help protect life and at the same time make the Danes more aware of the amazing natural wealth that the Danish seas have.

“We are fighting for a clean, wild and sustainable sea, where there will be room for both wild sea animals and for the fish we will live on in the future.”

This project is the result of a collaboration between the WWF World Wide Fund for Nature and H&M, two partners who work together on projects related to climate and responsible water consumption.

Crown Princess Mary also provided an update about Prince Joachim, who is recovering in France following surgery for a brain stroke in July. Her husband, Crown Prince Frederik, was in France last week to visit his brother.

“Obviously we have been in constant contact with them,” she told reporters. “My husband, as you all know, has been down to visit his brother, and he came home very happy and relieved,” that Prince Joachim was well and like his normal self and “as talkative as he always has been.”

Crown Princess Mary’s engagement on Wednesday marked her first official engagement as President of the World Wide Fund for Nature, a position formerly held by her late father-in-law, Prince Henrik.

Featured image: Frankie Fouganthin  (Own work) Via Wikimedia Commons

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