Since 2008, Jaeger-LeCoultre and UNESCO have been working together to protect the 47 marine sites appearing on the UNESCO World Heritage list. The support that Jaeger-LeCoultre lends to the preservation of these unique marine treasures is part of an approach dedicated to sustaining the most precious resources on our planet.
To reassert its long-term commitment, the Manufacture has made a short video on Glacier Bay National Park (USA), recognising the work of scientists and project managers that preserve the site. The Grande Maison and UNESCO have chosen, April 22nd 2015, Earth Day’s 45th Anniversary – a symbolic date that spurs reflexion on environmental issues – to highlight the partnership and unveil this video in Jaeger-LeCoultre’s New York Boutique.
Glacier Bar: exploring an open-air lab
Every year, Jaeger-LeCoultre pays tribute to a marine site appearing on the UNESCO World Heritage list. Thi year, the spotlight is being turned on Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, located on the Canadian border of Alaska.
Long before its inscription of the World Heritage list, Glacier Bay was already a privileged site for scientific research. While humpback whales come to feed in this zone during their migration, collisions with cruise boats have occurred, causing near fatal and sometimes deadly injuries. In 2005, a research program was launched in order to solve this problem. Since then, all boats entering the park have been inspected by the onsite teams.