In the Media

7
Nov

MacArthur Foundation: Building a Movement to Represent Madagascar’s Small-Scale Fishing Communities

In an interview with the MacArthur Foundation, the National Coordinator of the MIHARI Network, Vatosoa Rakotondrazafy, tells the story of MIHARI's foundation and growth. Founded in 2012, the MIHARI Network represents the voices of Madagascar’s small-scale fishers and promotes the equitable and sustainable management of marine resources through locally managed marine areas, or LMMAs. In 2014, MacArthur ...
6
Nov

IPNLF: The Value of Small-Scale Fisheries

A collaborative film produced by IPNLF, Asosiasi Perikanan Pole & Line dan Handline, Masyarakat Perikanan dan Indonesia, and Blue Ventures highlights why small-scale fisheries should be prioritised in global supply chains, with seafood businesses supporting and nurturing these fisheries in order to enhance contributions to the UN Sustainable Development Goals. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xME-x4xUDfA&feature=youtu.be Read the full story ...
29
Oct

Geographical: The modern explorer

In a piece published in The Royal Geographical Society's magazine, Katie Willis – the Society’s vice president for expeditions and field research – looks to international collaboration as the key to successful expeditions and field research for any 21st century venture. Blue Ventures' founder Dr Alasdair Harris organised research expeditions in Madagascar as an undergraduate ...
20
Sep

Midi Madagasikara: Restauration de mangroves

Le journal malgache Midi Madagasikara a couvert le travail de Blue Ventures consistant à replanter des mangroves à Ambalahonko dans le district d’Ambanja. Une grande campagne de reboisement de mangroves est lancée dans la Commune rurale d’Ambalahonko, district Ambanja par le ministère des Ressources Halieutiques et de la pêche, en collaboration avec Blue Ventures et ...
13
Sep

Conservation Careers: Frances Humber | Blue Ventures

Conservation Careers have interviewed Blue Ventures trustee Fran Humber about her 13 year journey with Blue Ventures from Intern to Conservation Director. After working over 12 years for Blue Ventures, an NGO that focuses on rebuilding tropical fisheries with coastal communities, Frances Humber has dedicated her entire professional career to non-profit and social enterprises and ...
23
Aug

Landscape News: Community key for successful mangrove restoration

Lalao Aigrette, Blue Ventures' Deputy National Blue Forests Programme Lead shared her views with Landscape News in the lead-up to the 2018 Global Landscapes Forum in Nairobi. In this interview she discusses Blue Ventures' community-based mangrove restoration work, the challenges she's encountered, and her hopes for the forum. What’s your take-home message for readers about mangrove restoration? Lalao Aigrette: ...
25
Jul

Express: Save the mangroves!

To mark UNESCO’s International Day for the Conservation of Mangroves on July 26, Environment Minister Dr Thérèse Coffey wrote for Express.co.uk on why it is time to celebrate the planet’s unsung heroes – the fast-vanishing mangrove forests essential for life on Earth. In this article Dr Coffey highlights our blue forests programme, funded by International ...
24
Jul

K4Health: Passion with Purpose

In 2017, the Knowledge for Health (K4Health) Project, a project funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), conducted a three-day storytelling workshop in Madagascar in collaboration with USAID Madagascar and Blue Ventures. This workshop gave members of the Madagascar PHE Network an opportunity to improve their knowledge management and storytelling skills, and to share their stories with ...
6
Jul

Inc: Meet four social entrepreneurs who are changing the world

Blue Ventures' founder and executive director Dr Alasdair Harris featured in a list of Skoll Awardees compiled by Inc. Magazine. The Skoll Awards for Social Entrepreneurship recognises entrepreneurs who have had a proven impact on a large-scale problem. Blue Ventures organises projects that rally coastal communities in tropical coastal states around local conservation efforts. "Typically conservation ...
2
Jul

DW: Aquaculture saving the economy in Madagascar

DW has released a short film showcasing our work establishing alternative livelihoods with the Tampolove community in southwest Madagascar. "Around ten years ago, the waters around Madagascar's Bay of Assassins were a sorry sight. Overfishing and pollution had taken such a toll on marine life that local fishing communities were struggling to make a living. ...
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