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May

Andavadoaka honoured by UNDP Equator Prize

In 2006 the village of Andavadoaka was nominated with Blue Ventures for the UNDP Equator Prize. The Equator Prize is awarded to recognise and celebrate outstanding community efforts to reduce poverty through the conservation of biodiversity. One prize is awarded in each region of eligibility (Latin America and the Caribbean, Africa, and Asia and the ...
24
Apr

BV presents keynote at environmental youth conference in Bermuda

Sophie Benbow, Blue Ventures Research Development Coordinator, was invited to deliver the keynote lecture at this conference, presenting a history of Blue Ventures Conservation following the conference theme of ‘The Power of One’. More than 70 children aged between 8 and 16 attended the 2-day conference and closing ceremony. Sophie also gave a free public ...
25
Mar

Industry watchdog Which? commends Blue Ventures’ Carbon Offset

The report, which looks at the rapidly-growing carbon offsetting market and regulations governing the industry, compares 13 offset providers across UK, highlighting the often bewildering confusion that consumers face when chosing a carbon offsetting option. Blue Ventures Carbon Offset (BVCO) scored 5 out of 5 for the quality of project details and information provided, and ...
3
Dec

Top UK Marine Conservation Groups Join Forces for Coral Reef Campaign

International Year of the Reef is a worldwide campaign to raise awareness about the importance of coral reefs and the threats they face. Throughout 2008 the three UK groups will announce public events and activities to promote reef conservation and motivate people to take action to protect them.  It has been 10 years since governments ...
15
Nov

Blue Ventures and Aqua Lung Launch New Partnership to Protect Threatened Marine Habitats

Aqua Lung will now be the exclusive supplier of diving gear used by Blue Ventures during their conservation expeditions along Madagascar’s coasts and elsewhere.“We are very excited to be partnering with such a respected name as Aqua Lung,” said Richard Nimmo, managing director of Blue Ventures. “Aqua Lung equipment is known for its reliability, high ...
14
Nov

Blue Ventures Honoured by Responsible Tourism Awards for Marine Eco-trips to Madagascar

Each year Blue Ventures brings more than 100 paying volunteers to the southwest coast of Madagascar where they are trained in SCUBA diving, scientific research, community outreach and on-the-ground conservation. All revenue raised through the expeditions is channelled directly back into the conservation of coral reefs and other threatened marine resources.“These awards show that there ...
13
Nov

Blue Ventures Discusses Conservation and Exploration at Royal Geographical Society’s Explore 2007

 Blue Ventures Medical Advisor Vik Mohan will also speak at the conference about the health challenges faced by today’s explorers.The conference will be held 24-25 November at the Royal Geographical Society in London.“The role of exploration can no longer afford to lie in simply documenting what’s there,” Harris said. “It’s now our responsibility to use ...
15
Aug

Blue Ventures and Coral Cay Respond to Debate over Gap Year and Volunteer Aid Projects

Sir, Your prominent coverage of the views of Jean Brodie, director of VSO UK, puts into relief a critical need for greater transparency and accountability amongst organisations operating within the UK’s largely unregulated gap year and volunteer travel industry.The proliferation of poorly-planned, spurious and increasingly profit-oriented gap-year schemes poses a growing threat to the legitimacy of ...
22
Jun

Blue Ventures Teaches Children About Marine Life and Conservation At London Aquarium

Oceans cover 71 percent of the Earth’s surface and are home to most of the world’s plant and animal species. But scientists say less than 10 percent of all marine species have been recorded.Coral reefs have been called the “rainforests of the sea” because of the vast number of species they harbour. About 4,000 species ...
23
May

Blue Ventures Director wins Social Entrepreneur Award

Ed Miliband, Minister for the Cabinet Office, presented the awards at a ceremony at St James’s Palace on the 10th May 2007.Tom was highly acclaimed for his drive and ambition in setting up not only Blue Ventures but also Travelroots, a socially responsible tourism firm, and the website Tiptheplanet.com, a database for individuals and companies ...
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