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01
Sep

DW: Fishing for success in Madagascar

Blue Ventures' community led approach to rebuilding fisheries is profiled in the article 'Fishing for success in Madagascar' in German international broadcaster Deutsche Welle (DW.com).
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.
03
Jun

Wake Up Belize TV: Putting lionfish on the menu

Our Belize Country Coordinator, Jen Chapman, talks to Wake Up Belize about lionfish! We're running jewellery making workshops using lionfish spines and fins this summer adding extra value to the catch and empowering local women to set up sustainable business.
21
May

Huffington Post: Call the midwife!

As civil society groups advocate for progress on maternal and child health at the World Health Assembly this week, recent experiences in Madagascar demonstrate how community mobilisation can bring about positive change.
07
May

Google Street View goes off-road in Madagascar

London, UK - Google Maps launches first-ever Street View imagery of Madagascar, allowing a global audience to explore the world’s fourth largest island for the first time.

05
May

The Guardian: Marine protection enables coastal communities to thrive

Our work supporting community fisheries management in Madagascar is profiled in The Guardian.
16
Apr

Thomson Reuters Foundation: How to save oceans with contraceptives

Our holistic approach to marine conservation is featured in the article "How to save oceans with contraceptives - a radical approach" by Astrid Zweynert of the Thomson Reuters Foundation.

15
Apr

Africa Geographic: Rebuilding fisheries on a global scale

Our work and Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship are featured in the article "Rebuilding fisheries on a global scale" in Africa Geographic.

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