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Blue Ventures Discusses Community Conservation at World Youth Congress in Scotland

The Youth Congress, held in Stirling, aimed at promoting the role that young people can play in the field of sustainable development and the achievement of the UN's Millennium Development Goals.More than 600 of the world’s most dynamic young activists in the field of sustainable development, from over 120 different countries, attended the Congress to ...

Hundreds Turn Out to Take Advantage of Large Octopus Catches During Reopening of Andavadoaka’s First Community-run Octopus No-take Zone

The NTZ was launched eight months earlier, on 1st November 2004, by Blue Ventures, the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and the fishing company Copefrito. The NTZ, which closed the area to octopus fishing, is aimed at not only promoting the long-term survival of octopus species but also at increasing the catch of local fishers.Blue Ventures ...

Blue Ventures Leads Beach Clean-up Competition In Madagascar for World Environment Day

The eager competitors were gathered into seven groups and the importance of clearing up rubbish, (and, more importantly not creating it in the first place!) was explained, along with the rules of the game. When the starting signal was finally given each group set off to gather as much rubbish as possible, with the group ...

Blue Ventures Wins Prestigious SEED Award from the United Nations and World Conservation Union

Blue Ventures, one of five winners to receive the award during a gala ceremony in New York, is the first European organization to ever win the prize.The awards are run by the Seed Initiative, a partnership between the The World Conservation Union (IUCN), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), and the United Nations Development Programme ...

Blue Ventures Launches New Malagasy Scholarship Programme to Promote Conservation Awareness

Every six weeks our field site in Andavadoaka hosts approximately 12 international paying volunteers who come to learn about the marine environment and participate in active research projects. These projects are led by a staff that includes international ecologists, Malagasy biologists and social scientists. During the six-week expeditions, volunteers and the Malagasy scholars will gain ...

Blue Ventures and partner shortlisted for SEED Awards

Mr Steiner commented, ‘the finalist projects demonstrate both the potential of partnership and the power of entrepreneurship. Together these form a vital force towards sustainable development.’Blue Ventures would like to thank the generous support of USAID and Lufthansa, who kindly funded Dr. Mara Edouard of the Institut Halieutique et des Sciences Marines and Alasdair Harris ...

Blue Ventures Honoured by the Responsible Travel Awards

Over 700 nominations – including one from Archbishop Desmond Tutu - were received from tourists who were asked to identify holidays and tourism organisations that provided an enjoyable and a responsible travel experience. A number of past Blue Ventures volunteers stepped in to nominate our organisation. The Awards recognize companies and organisations in the travel ...
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