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Apr

Girls That Scuba: Marine Conservation Programmes

Blue Ventures' marine conservation expeditions feature in a blog from the Girls That Scuba community profiling the three best diving experiences within a marine conservation project.
23
Mar

Blog: Welcome visitors! Families on Ataúro pioneer the island’s first homestay association

Homestays offer a unique cultural experience that is long-remembered by visitors, and that would be impossible to replicate in a hotel or guesthouse.
14
Mar

Blog: Taming the lionfish: celebrating the contribution of our volunteers in Belize

At the European Coral Reef Symposium in Oxford in December 2017, we shared positive lessons learnt on the benefits that volunteers can bring to marine conservation, using our efforts to address Belize’s lionfish invasion as a case study.
14
Mar

Mongabay: Will Madagascar’s industrial shrimp trawlers make way for local fishers?

Shrimp is one of Madagascar’s most lucrative exports, but local fishers and environmental groups say shrimp trawlers are harming the country’s marine environment and leaving too few fish in the sea for the fishing communities that depend on them. Until now, relatively little has been done to address the issue, but there are small...
07
Mar

Stronger together: Blue Ventures signs the MIHARI Network's new members charter

Blue Ventures signed MIHARI’s new membership charter, reaffirming our role in supporting the network and the locally managed marine area movement in Madagascar.
08
Mar

The Economist: Can conservation save our ocean?

The Velondriake Locally Managed Marine Area in southwest Madagascar was featured in a short film from The Economist that debuted on March 8th at their 5th World Ocean Summit.

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