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15
Nov

Blog: Herizo’s mission: supporting community data collectors in Southwest Madagascar

Blue Ventures’ Data Management Assistant, Herizo Rafanomezantsoa, regularly visits villages along the Southwest coast of Madagascar to ensure that the data collectors have everything they need to successfully monitor the octopus fisheries. Read the full post: Herizo’s mission: supporting community data collectors in Southwest Madagascar
9
Nov

Blog: Amazing Madagascar Part 2: Fascinating Culture

In this second instalment of the Amazing Madagascar series we focus on the history, language, and traditions of the Malagasy people. Read the full post: Amazing Madagascar Part 2: Fascinating Culture
26
Oct

Blog: Jared’s Journey: gaining new perspectives on life above and below the water

Recent marine conservation volunteer Jared describes his experiences of cultural immersion, stunning diving, and the broadening of his perspectives of the world. Read the full post: Jared’s Journey: gaining new perspectives on life above and below the water
19
Oct

Blog: Helping Babies Breathe: reducing neonatal mortality in Velondriake

Volunteer medic Emily Clark revisits Andavadoaka with Dr Alison Leaf to train public health staff in vital neonatal care. Read the full post: Helping Babies Breathe: reducing neonatal mortality in Velondriake
12
Oct

Blog: Testing the waters: exploring the potential for PHE in South East Asia

Our Medical Director, Dr Vik Mohan, recently visited Indonesia and Timor-Leste to see whether coastal communities there would be interested in Blue Ventures’ integrated health and environment approach. Read the full post: Testing the waters: exploring the potential for PHE in South East Asia
5
Oct

Blog: A cetacean migration! The whales and dolphins have arrived.

Our Timor-Leste expeditions are based in Ataúro Island, which just happens to be a global hotspot for cetacean sightings. Sounds like a whale of a time! Read the full post: A cetacean migration! The whales and dolphins have arrived.
22
Sep

Blog: Amazing Madagascar Part 1: Unique Wildlife

In this first instalment of our Amazing Places series we take a look at some of Madagascar's fascinating endemic species! Read the full post: Amazing Madagascar Part 1: Unique Wildlife
14
Sep

Blog: What global conservation lessons can be learnt from Madagascar?

In this week’s blog we pass the mic to a global expert on marine conservation, IUCN's Professor Dan Laffoley, who visited our programmes in Madagascar earlier this year Read the full post: What global conservation lessons can be learnt from Madagascar?
7
Sep

Blog: Coral Bleaching: A volunteer’s perspective

Our Madagascar volunteer Sophie Plant has now witnessed coral bleaching first hand, an experience she found shocking, but also inspiring. Read the full post: Coral Bleaching: A volunteer’s perspective
31
Aug

Blog: A journey for education: from Madagascar to Canada to study ocean governance

Feno Hanitriniala from our Education team leaves Madagascar for the first time so that she can bring back an increased knowledge of marine management to the youth of Velondriake Read the full post: A journey for education: from Madagascar to Canada to study ocean governance
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