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11
Aug

New research: A vast mangrove forest where conservation stands a fighting chance

New publication has mapped, quantified loss, characterised ecological variability, and provided the first estimates of the carbon stocks in one of Africa’s largest and most pristine mangrove ecosystems.
06
Aug

The Telegraph: Fishing aid need not be all at sea

Our recent PLOS one paper has been featured in this Telegraph article exploring issues of development aid funding and the success of long term, locally led, fisheries management.
18
Jun

Forbes: Fisheries Management Generates Market-Beating Returns

Our Dr Garth Cripp's writes for Ashoka on Forbes.com on the findings of our recent PLOS ONE paper showing that marine management pays for local fishers in Southwest Madagascar.
17
Jun

Mongabay: Periodic closure of fishing grounds boosts octopuses and helps coastal communities

The findings of our PLOS ONE paper were highlighted with stunning photos in an article on Mongabay.
17
Jun

Local communities reap dividends from managing octopus fisheries

A landmark study from the Indian Ocean island of Madagascar highlights the compelling economic benefits of local fisheries management and their role in catalysing community engagement in broader marine management efforts.
08
Jun

The Times: Funds are needed for marine protected areas

Blue Ventures' founder and executive director Dr Alasdair Harris joined a global call from 19 leading marine NGOs published in The Times to mark World Ocean's Day 2015.

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