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Blue Ventures is committed to protecting marine biodiversity in ways that benefit coastal people.

We work in places where the ocean is vital to local cultures and economies.


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Sir David Attenborough

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Charting a course for sustainable small-scale fisheries

Stone Town, Zanzibar – Blue Ventures led a landmark meeting in Zanzibar, bringing together 65 delegates from 13 countries across east Africa and the western Indian Ocean to discuss strategies to improve the management of Africa’s small-scale fisheries .


Madagascar's bold blue vision puts communities at centre of marine protection

Sydney, Australia – Madagascar’s President Rajaonarimampianina has committed to triple the country’s marine protected areas and establish a legal framework to protect community management of fishing grounds.


Indian Ocean’s largest community-managed MPA established

Antananarivo, Madagascar – The Government of Madagascar has accorded temporary protection to the Barren Isles archipelago, thus creating the largest community-managed marine protected area in the Indian Ocean.


Blue Ventures' Richard Nimmo talks about gap years on UK radio

London Radio Studio: Richard Nimmo, Blue Ventures' Expeditions Managing Director, appeared on a number of UK national radio shows to talk about Gap Years with Stefan Wathan, Year Out Group's CEO.


Three Things That We Can Learn About Sustainable Development From Madagascar

London, UK: Three Things That We Can Learn About Sustainable Development From Madagascar by Laura Robson in The Huffington Post


Integrated approach to sustainable development gathers momentum in Madagascar

Antananarivo, Madagascar – Health and conservation sectors unite to establish a broad network of policy makers, funders and practitioners committed to reinforcing an integrated approach to sustainable development in Madagascar

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