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30
Apr

Pilot trawling ban is not renewed, threatening traditional fisheries

The reintroduction of destructive bottom trawling adjacent to the Indian Ocean’s largest LMMA marks a break with recent years of headway in community-led marine conservation.

6
Apr

Blue Ventures awarded Certificate of Recognition for environmental education programme

Madagascar’s Ministry of National Education awarded Blue Ventures a “Certificat de Reconnaisse”, acknowledging the contribution of our thriving environmental education programme to the Ambanja region in the island’s northwest.

28
Mar

Celebrating mangroves on the International Day of Forests in northwest Madagascar

The value of mangrove forests was celebrated in the village of Ampondrabe Mahamanina, as local communities, school children and representatives from the public and private sectors came together for the International Day of Forests.

21
Mar

Launch of Blue Ventures’ 2016-2017 Annual Report

In 2016-2017 Blue Ventures Conservation spent 96% of our income on conservation activities.

7
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.

22
Dec

2017 – Sharing, learning, growing

2017 was another remarkable year for Blue Ventures, so we’ve pulled together some highlights.

3
Dec

New horizons for homestays in Madagascar

Representatives from the Andavadoaka homestay association met with Madagascar’s Ministry of Tourism in Antananarivo to boost their new model for responsible tourism.

1
Dec

Celebrating 3,000 days of coral reef protection in the Agnorondriake reserve

The 2nd of December 2017 marks 3,000 days since the creation of Agnorondriake, the first community-based no-take zone within the Velondriake locally managed marine area in southwest Madagascar.

21
Nov

Explore: Avy

Blue Ventures has released a new Explore Photo Story to coincide with World Fisheries Day.

20
Oct

New resolutions for PHE in East Africa

The 2017 East African Population-Health-Environment Symposium in Uganda was a valuable opportunity for practitioners of this approach to share learning and plan for the future.

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