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12
Mar

Blue Ventures becomes a 100% AWARE Partner with Project AWARE®

Blue Ventures is now a ‘100% AWARE Partner’ with Project AWARE, a fellow global non-profit organisation which empowers thousands of ocean adventurers around the world to work together for a clean, healthy and abundant ocean. As a 100% AWARE Partner, Blue Ventures is committed to making a donation towards ocean protection on behalf of every ...
6
Mar

International Women’s Day 2020

This Sunday 8th March we join the global celebration of women’s achievements around the world and pledge our commitment to taking action for equality. Discover more in International Women's Day 2020 #EACHFOREQUAL  
25
Feb

Influential development leader appointed as the new Chair of Trustees at Blue Ventures

Megan Elliott, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Marie Stopes International, is taking the helm at Blue Ventures as its new Chair of Trustees, developing the organisation to achieve its goals, make the most of opportunities, and to govern and lead the Board. She joins us at a critical moment in our efforts to ...
14
Feb

Growing places

Learn how embracing the power of partnerships and networks can help an idea go global. In 2003, one successful fishery closure in Madagascar inspired a new approach to catalysing community-led marine conservation. This is the story of how working with local partner organisations and learning networks enabled that approach to reach nearly 500,000 people across ...
4
Feb

New research: Building community resilience to climate change

New research published in the Journal of Disaster Risk Studies examines the community response in the Velondriake Locally Managed Marine Area (LMMA), southwest Madagascar, to cyclone Haruna in 2013, and how this response was strengthened by Blue Ventures’ integrated health-environment approach to community-based marine conservation. The authors describe how a health-environment approach can contribute to ...
11
Nov

New research: A human rights-based approach is vital for removing barriers to engagement in conservation

New research published today in Global Environmental Change highlights the value of a holistic approach to community-based marine conservation – integrating family planning and other health services with livelihood diversification, gender equality and local marine management initiatives. The mixed methods study was conducted in the Velondriake Locally Managed Marine Area (LMMA) in coastal southwest Madagascar ...
18
Oct

TED: How a handful of fishing villages sparked a marine conservation revolution

Our oceans are in crisis. The effects of overfishing and climate breakdown are pushing marine life, and the communities who rely on fishing for survival, to the brink.   Yet the crisis of overfishing is both unnecessary and entirely reversible. Fisheries are amongst the most productive resources on the planet, and through local marine management, communities ...
15
Oct

Kokoly

Against a backdrop of extreme poverty, personal loss and a marine environment changing beyond her control… Kokoly lives on a knife edge. Kokoly is a short documentary film, produced by Blue Ventures, and supported by Stories of Change: a project of Sundance Institute, supported by the Skoll Foundation. It gives a snapshot into the life of Madame Kokoly, a ...
1
Oct

Communities in Madagascar launch the world’s largest mangrove carbon conservation project

The Tahiry Honko project is helping to tackle climate breakdown and build community resilience by restoring and protecting mangrove forests. A celebration at the heart of a protected mangrove forest in Madagascar this week marked the formal inauguration of the world’s largest mangrove carbon conservation project. The forest, situated in the Bay of Assassins in ...
25
Sep

Coastal communities on front line of climate breakdown

Today the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has released a landmark report setting out the catastrophic threat that climate breakdown poses to the world’s oceans and the people that rely on them. The report highlights that 90% of the excess heat generated by greenhouse gas emissions has been absorbed by the oceans. This warming, ...
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