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Blue Ventures' founder awarded WWF Duke of Edinburgh Conservation Award
WWF has presented the 2015 Duke of Edinburgh Conservation Award to Dr Alasdair Harris and Mr Alifereti Tawake for their significant contributions to marine conservation.
New research: Sharks are the least protected marine megafauna in Madagascar
New publication reviews current protection of marine megafauna in Madagascar, highlighting the current lack of legislation and enforcement to protect endangered sharks in Madagascar.
Fijian support strengthens community-led marine conservation in Madagascar
More than 100 LMMA practitioners from communities around Madagascar gathered with NGO partners, government officials and international guests at the MIHARI forum.
A unique voice linking blue carbon and coastal communities
Blue Ventures staff presented a unique vision of blue carbon as an incentive for community led mangrove conservation and restoration at the 8th Meeting of the Blue Carbon Initiative’s Scientific Working Group, in Zanzibar.
BBC Radio4: From Our Own Correspondent - The Mermaid of Madagascar
Hannah McNeish reports for From Our Own Correspondent on BBC Radio 4 on warm orangeade, a tot of rum and some chain-smoking - all part of daily life for the fishermen and women of Madagascar who've harnessed new conservation techniques to long-standing traditions.
ONE: Looking after the oceans – and the people of Madagascar
Our work in Madagascar is featured on ONE.org - an international campaigning and advocacy organization taking action to end extreme poverty and preventable disease, particularly in Africa.
Crossing the ocean for marine conservation
Late August saw the arrival in Madagascar of some very special visitors - a group of Mexican fishermen traveled more than 17,500 kilometres to have a conversation with their local counterparts about octopus.
The Guardian: Using a gap year to boost your career
Our Managing Director Richard Nimmo features in a live chat session on the Guardian website covering the advantages for your cv from taking a structured gap year volunteering overseas.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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