Making marine conservation make sense

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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A model for everyone working to conserve the natural life-support systems of our troubled planet.

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Blue Ventures does magnificent work, helping local communities and offering extraordinary volunteering opportunities that you'll remember for the rest of your life.

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Our latest news

06
Jan

Seeking Sharks: National Geographic Explorer Moment of the Week

BV's Fran Humber is featured as part of National Geographic's Explorer Moment of the Week. In this short article Fran talks about shark fishing in Madagascar's remote southwest.

16
Dec

Making Waves In Madagascar

Midwives and sea cucumber farmers join a grassroots movement to protect the Indian Ocean’s underwater marvels; a holistic approach that is shining a light on the future of conservation. Ocean Watch feature in the Scuba Diving Open Planet magazine.
06
Dec

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 .

01
Dec

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.

30
Nov

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.

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