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.
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.
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.
In 2016-2017 Blue Ventures Conservation spent 96% of our income on conservation activities.
Blue Ventures signed MIHARI’s new membership charter, reaffirming our role in supporting the network and the locally managed marine area movement in Madagascar.
2017 was another remarkable year for Blue Ventures, so we’ve pulled together some highlights.
Representatives from the Andavadoaka homestay association met with Madagascar’s Ministry of Tourism in Antananarivo to boost their new model for responsible tourism.
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.
Blue Ventures has released a new Explore Photo Story to coincide with World Fisheries Day.
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.