The aims of the Saussurea Foundation

The foundation’s principal aims are to protect and promote the natural world and the environment, encourage social solidarity, carry out scientific research and promote the local culture.

The foundation also pursues these aims by carrying out the following activities:

  1. Maintaining and developing the Pavillon du Mont Fréty botanical garden, providing it with rock and mineral collections, specimens of Alpine wildlife and other natural materials;
  2. Developing other initiatives to protect the natural heritage that the Alpine area of Mont Blanc possesses;
  3. Awarding cash prizes for the producers of the best research into the Alpine environment;
  4. Contributing to the promotion and funding of competitions, conventions, conferences and other scientific and cultural meetings in the sector;
  5. Contributing to scientific research in collaboration with universities and research institutions

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