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Beautiful News: Fishing for the future: How to empower coastal communities and save marine life

In a new film for Beautiful News, Gilde Tahindraza, southwest Madagascar Regional Manager for Blue Ventures, describes his work collaborating with coastal communities to enable them to manage their marine resources and protect the ecosystems on which they depend. Watch the film Learn about how Gilde worked with communities in the Velondriake Locally Managed Marine ...

Only One: Featuring the Blue Ventures team in Timor-Leste

As part of it’s ‘The Last Coral Kingdom’ series which celebrates Timor-Leste’s unique biodiversity, Only One has featured two stories written by Blue Ventures’ staff in the country. In the first of the two stories, Asiem Sanyal, Science Manager, describes how his deep love for the ocean has blossomed during his time in Timor-Leste and ...

WIOMSA: Unleashing Madagascar’s community-led mangrove restoration movement

In an article for WIOMSA’s most recent issue of their magazine, People & the Environment, Lalao Aigrette, Blue Ventures’ National Blue Forests Programme Lead in Madagascar, shares her experiences of working with coastal communities on the west coast of Madagascar as part of Blue Ventures’ Blue Forests programme. Through the work communities take a leading ...

Save Our Seas: Feeling the heat

In a news piece for the Save our Seas Foundation, Dr Ruth Leeney discusses coral bleaching and how organisations working in the Western Indian Ocean (WIO) are working together to collect and record reef data for better coral conservation in the region.  The article references Blue Ventures’ reef monitoring efforts in Madagascar, where both community ...

Mongabay: Supporting fisher communities to adapt to the new normal

In an article on Mongabay Indonesia, Nisa Syahidah explores how community-based organisations in Indonesia are supporting fisher communities to adapt to the new normal, brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. English translation: Supporting fisher communities towards the new normal Unu Asumbo counted the rupiah in his hand. He’d just sold his catch through FishFresh, an ...

IUCN: Nature’s superheroes in the fight against climate change

In a visually engaging new webpage produced by the IUCN, Blue Ventures’ community-led mangrove carbon project, Tahiry Honko, is featured as one of ten key projects developing sustainable coastal management to improve climate adaptation and seize sustainable carbon mitigation opportunities. Mangroves, along with tidal marshes and seagrasses, play a significant role as carbon sinks in ...

MPA News: Funding MPAs by selling blue carbon credits: Practitioners from the first projects describe their experience so far

In an article from MPA News, the role of blue carbon in funding marine conservation initiatives around the world is highlighted, featuring two mangrove restoration projects that are forging a path for blue carbon finance.  Our efforts in Tahiry Honko, the world’s largest mangrove carbon conservation project based in southwest Madagascar, are referenced as an ...

The Fish Site: Five potential game-changers for EU aquaculture

In an article from The Fish Site exploring potential new avenues for the European Union’s (EU) aquaculture sector, Blue Ventures’ ten year experience farming sea cucumbers in Madagascar is referenced. While sea cucumber farming has not yet been developed in European waters, native sea cucumber species are listed amongst groupers, amberjack, mullets and seaweed, as ...

Cartier Philanthropy: Navigating the storms

In issue eight of Cartier Philanthropy’s Upside blog, they highlight how we’re navigating the storms of the COVID-19 pandemic through our holistic approach to livelihood diversification, healthcare and marine conservation. The blog outlines five ways in which we’re working to respond to the crisis in order to bolster the resilience of the communities that we ...

Mongabay: Risking death and arrest, Madagascar fishers chase dwindling sea cucumbers

In Mongabay’s recent article, Chris Scarffe, explores the increasing global demand for sea cucumbers, which in turn, is making small-scale fishers in Madagascar resort to risking death and arrest to fish for wild sea cucumbers in the West Indian Ocean. In one of the world’s poorest countries, diving deeper and further into the ocean using ...
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